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Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Russia: Gas Leaks Kill 5


ST. PETERSBURG -- Four people, including a child, have died in an apartment house fire caused by leaking gas, officials said Sunday.

Two other children were hospitalized as a result of the fire caused by a natural gas leak late Saturday night, civil defense officials said.

In the town of Tambov, 400 kilometers southeast of Moscow, one person died in an explosion Saturday night caused by leaking gas, Itar-Tass reported Sunday.

The blast completely destroyed one apartment and badly damaged two adjoining apartments, the report said.

-- Carl Jenkins (, October 03, 2000

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