On the seventh floor of an apartment building in Volgograd, partially destroyed by a gas explosion found fragments of the body of the second victim, reports «Interfax».
«Just in one of the apartments on the seventh floor of the house number 47 on the street of Cosmonauts, where on Sunday there was a gas explosion found fragments of the body of the deceased», – said the Agency on Monday evening, December 21, the press Secretary of Investigative Department of the TFR in the Volgograd region Natalia Kunitsky, noting that the victim’s identity is yet to be determined.
Earlier, the emergencies Ministry confirmed the death of one person in the explosion. 11 victims, including two children, aged 5 and 7 years old, are in hospital. According to authorities, the fate of several people is still unknown.
The Deputy head of the EMERCOM of Russia Leonid Belyaev, which is located on the site of emergency, said that the dead are likely to be under the rubble in the sixth and second floors.
«Rescuers will continue to work around the clock and the next night. They don’t stop working for a minute, you work in shifts, they change each other» — quoted by TASS Belyaeva.
The Deputy head of the MES emphasized that the work will be conducted until then, until all activities on the site will not be completed. According to him, at present on a place the group of over 1200 people and over 100 vehicles.
An explosion in one of apartments 9-storey building on Kosmonavtov street occurred about noon on December 20. As a result hit the floors. The explosion and subsequent fire were almost completely destroyed 38 apartments.
Investigative bodies instituted a criminal case under article «manufacture, storage, transportation or sale of goods and products, fulfillment of works or rendering of services that do not meet the requirements of safety, entailed on imprudence death of two or more persons.»