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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nizhny Blast Kills Child

MOSCOW -- One child was killed and at least 11 other people were injured when a gas explosion completely destroyed an apartment block in central Russia on Thursday, Interfax said.

Interfax quoted Emergency Situatiuons Ministry officials as saying the explosion in the village of Novodmitrovka in the Nizhny Novgorod region was caused by a kitchen gas leak.

Interfax did not say how old the child was. Emergency Situations Ministry officials were not immediately available to confirm the report.

The agency said rescue teams were searching through debris in case other people had been trapped.