Russia: 35 Killed & dozens injured in explosion at petrol station in southern part of country

In Russia, at least 35 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion at a petrol station in southern part of the country yesterday. The blast occurred in the Dagestan regional capital, Makhachkala, on the coast of the Caspian Sea.

According to reports, the fire began at a car repair centre near the petrol station. It said, some 260 emergency workers have been deployed, while the most seriously injured have been evacuated to Moscow by air.

Russia's Investigative Committee said, the fire had broken out during some car maintenance work and had been followed by a bang. The committee said, a criminal case has been opened to establish the circumstances leading up to the incident.

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