The strongest explosion occurred on the gas pipeline near St. Petersburg
The strongest explosion occurred on a gas pipeline in the Leningrad region, according to emergency services, a strong fire is blazing at the site of the explosion. The causes of the incident are not reported.
The strongest explosion occurred on the gas pipeline in Murino, Leningrad Region, the height of the flame reached several tens of meters. According to eyewitnesses, the flames that arose at the site of the explosion could be seen from a long distance, as some witnesses said: "from the other end of St. Petersburg." According to currently available information, the explosion occurred on the Ryabovskoye highway in the Bernagardovka district of the Leningrad Region, the power of the explosion was such that even residents of houses near the Lesnaya metro station felt it, which is almost 15 kilometers away.
According to the governor of the Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko, the explosion occurred on the gas pipeline between Berngardovka and Kovalevo, the reasons have not been established, emergency services are working on the spot.
There is no threat to the population and the spread of fire to residential areas. The causes of the explosion are being established (...) The pressure on the main gas pipeline has been reduced, the Vsevolozhsk CHPP has been switched to fuel oil to ensure uninterrupted heat supply
- said the governor.
There is no information about the victims of the explosion at the moment, and there have been no reports from emergency services either. The authorities do not say anything about the reasons for such a powerful explosion, there is no official information. The rescue service in its message formulated the incident as follows: "the fire occurred due to depressurization of the gas pipeline."
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