An explosion thundered on Voikovskaya
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At the metro station "Voikovskaya" in Moscow, an explosion thundered. According to eyewitnesses, there is a strong smell of gas at the scene, according to Interfax. "Life" writes that the explosion occurred in the sewer.
In addition to doctors and firefighters, Mosgaz employees were called to the scene. Information about the victims have been reported. The incident occurred at the entrance to the underpass located near the house number 8 on the Leningrad highway.
The explosion was such a force that the sewage door vomited and tilted a few meters. In addition, the paving stones and the roadbed near the pedestrian crossing on an area of about two meters were destroyed.
Police find out the causes of the explosion. Meanwhile, the evacuation of passengers from the station Voykovskaya.
The causes of the incident are being investigated, a pipe may have broken through into the sewage system, but the exact reason is not yet clear.
TASS reports that depressurization of an underground gas pipe has occurred. “Near the Voykovskaya metro station, where the incident occurred, there is a strong smell of gas.As a result of the incident, there were no victims and gas fires, "said a source at the law enforcement agency. According to him, the cotton gas occurred on the underground communications at the intersection of the Leningrad highway and Zoya and Alexander Kosmodemyansky streets.
"The cotton occurred in the underground collector, as a result, the output hatch was damaged. The cause of the incident was either a short circuit of the power cable or ignition of accumulated gases," Interfax was told in emergency services.
St Voikovskaya. Emergency on urban infrastructure at work station and train traffic does not affect. Movement on Zamoskvoretskaya Lin in graphics- Moscow Metro (@MetroOperativno) July 23, 2016
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