Fire after explosion on gas pipeline in Russia

Due to a leak, an explosion occurred on a gas pipeline in Russia. The fire in the Orenburg region on the border with Kazakhstan has now been extinguished, the responsible civil defense announced on Tuesday. A disaster was declared in the area.

Several villages were temporarily cut off from the gas supply. People were not injured, said the Department of Energy. The subsidiary of the energy company Gazprom, which owns the pipeline, announced that it intends to supply those affected with gas via mobile tanks. The repair work is expected to take two days.

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