Governor of the Rostov Region Vasily Golubev (third from right) at the place of accident, Shakhty, January 14, 2019. Photo by Vyacheslav Prudnikov for the Caucasian Knot

14 January 2019, 19:13

86 people seek help after collapse of house in Shakhty

This morning, an explosion has occurred in a multi-storey building in the city of Shakhty. Four apartments on the eighth and ninth floors of the residential building are destroyed. One person died, and other seven, including a two-year-old girl who was hospitalized to the regional children's hospital, were rescued from the ruins.

140 people are evacuated from a multi-storey building where the explosion has occurred today. Of them, 86 sought help at a temporary accommodation centre, reported the spokesperson for the temporary accommodation centre. According to tenants of the building affected by the explosion, the authorities promise to accommodate them in hotels, but no rooms have been provided yet.

"In total, 140 people are evacuated from the house. Of them, 43 people are rescued from the affected block of the building, and other seven people are removed from under the ruins. One person died, and the fate of other four still remains unknown," reported at 12:30 p.m. Moscow time the website of the Department for the Rostov Region of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (MfE).

Meanwhile, according to the MfE, there is a threat of a collapse of the building.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 14, 2019 at 03:12 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Vyacheslav Prudnikov; Source: CK correspondent

All news

August 23, 2019 19:49

  • Fourth PFPA activist arrested over a week

    Mubariz Abdulkerimov, the chairman of the Sheki District branch of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), was arrested for 15 days in an administrative case on hooliganism. His colleagues called the charge as far-fetched and associated the persecution of the activist with his opposition activities.

August 23, 2019 19:39

August 23, 2019 19:30

  • Contract soldier blown up on a mine in Chechnya

    A paratrooper died from wounds he had got during military exercises in a mountainous-wooded area in Chechnya, reported the military commandant's office. The deceased man was Mikhail Bezelt, a resident of Yekaterinburg, his wife reported.

August 23, 2019 14:53

August 23, 2019 14:40

News archive