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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Siberia Gas Blast Kills 5

MOSCOW -- Five people were killed Tuesday when a natural gas explosion shattered an apartment building in Siberia, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The blast in the five-story building in the city of Biisk appeared to have been caused by a gas leak, the ministry said. The blast badly damaged at least 12 apartments in the building, it said.

An investigation was ordered into the explosion, ministry officials said.