At least 2 dead, child ‘trapped’ as huge blast destroys fireworks factory near St. Petersburg

  19 October 2018    Read: 1200
At least 2 dead, child ‘trapped’ as huge blast destroys fireworks factory near St. Petersburg

Rescuers are searching through rubble of a pyrotechnics plant outside St. Petersburg, where a major blast trapped several people under debris, killing at least 2 and injuring others.

Two dead bodies have been found under the debris after the Friday explosion at the Avangard plant in the town of Gatchina outside St. Petersburg, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry told TASS.

Five more people have been taken to hospital with injuries. Initial reports said only five people were inside the building at the time of the blast. However, later reports suggest three people may still be trapped, including a child.


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