During the night rescue operations in Volgograd from the rubble of the partially collapsed after a gas explosion house got the fourth victim of emergency, reports TASS with reference to information of the operational headquarters.

“Retrieved the body of a fourth victim of state of emergency in Volgograd – a girl born in 1990, according to preliminary data, she lived in this house,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier, the head of regional investigatory management SK the Russian Federation Mikhail Muzraev told reporters at the site of emergency that established the identity of two of the three victims – a worker Volgogradas and a resident of one of the apartments.

According to the results of rescue operations on Tuesday, the head of yurts of EMERCOM of Russia Igor Oder told journalists that under the rubble “may be two more victims”.

The representative of the regional emergencies Ministry said TASS, “and after the detection and extraction of the fourth victim, search operations on-site emergency continues.”

Explosion of household gas in a four-apartment house on University Avenue in the Soviet district of Volgograd occurred on the afternoon of 16 may. After the explosion collapsed the 12 apartments from the fourth to the first floor, collapsed ceilings and part of the external wall of the third staircase.

The cause of the explosion is considered unauthorized tapping into the pipeline of one of the owners of the trading pavilions near the house. Investigators in the framework of criminal proceedings detained the owner of the pavilion, his father, which commissioned the work was carried out, as well as work assigned to an order.

The number of victims of gas explosion in Volgograd has grown to four 17.05.2017

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