Gas pipeline exploded near St. Petersburg (video)
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A loud roar, a column of flames and the smell of gas frightened the Russians, although local authorities said there was no threat.
In Russia, a gas station caught fire near St. Petersburg. The governor of the Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko announced this on Telegram.
The explosion occurred on the gas pipeline between the villages of Kovalevo Berngradovka – the latter is located just 3 km from St. Petersburg. According to the official, firefighters and rescuers are trying to extinguish the fire, but the fire cannot spread to residential buildings and does not pose a threat to the population.
The Russians, meanwhile, are watching the flames, which rise to tens of meters and can be seen for several kilometers. Residents of Murino on social networks report that they heard a powerful explosion, and also felt the walls and glass in the windows tremble. Some also heard a strong roar, like an airplane taking off. There is a smell of gas in the air.
“I got off the bus and suddenly heard an eerie, approaching rumble. At first I thought that a train had passed, but it was 1.5 kilometers away from the railway station. People around remained calm, some “Then the air smelled of gas. Now a distant rumble is heard on the street,” an eyewitness to the events told the 360 TV channel. from the border with Ukraine. The governor of the region, Andrey Klychkov, said that the explosion could have been caused by the arrival of an unmanned vehicle.
On September 13, a powerful explosion occurred near the Russian consulate in Istanbul. It is assumed that a suicide bomber or the detonation of a bag of explosives is to blame. As a result of the incident, there are injured and dead people.