Explosion in Southern Russia – level 3

07-01-2019 07:00

At least four people have died after a suspected gas explosion caused part of an apartment building to collapse in southern Russia last Monday.

The governor of the region where the incident took place said that 8 of the 120 residents who live in the 10-story building in are missing.

Reuters reported that gas explosions occur frequently in Russia, where older buildings have not undergone the latest infrastructure updates and are not outfitted with the necessary safety requirements. The apartment building complex where this explosion happened was reportedly built in 1973.

Difficult words: suspected (people are unsure what happened), Reuters (a large news agency), infrastructure (the work needed to build a city and its resources), reportedly (according to what some say – it may not be completely true).

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