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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Boiler Blast Kills 3

n MOSCOW -- A boiler room explosion killed three people and wounded two in a small town in the Ural Mountains, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The blast in Abdulino, in the southern part of the Urals, also touched off a fire that lasted several hours before it was extinguished, Interfax reported, citing the Emergency Situations Ministry.

The explosion and fire did not disrupt heating supplies in the surrounding neighborhoods, the report said.