Two bodies have been recovered from the rubble after a gas explosion in an apartment building in Bronnitsy near Moscow, investigators said.
“The bodies of two were recovered from the rubble. They are being identified,” the committee said in a statement.
However, the Russian Emergencies Ministry would not confirm the deaths.
“No bodies have been found yet,” regional Emergencies Ministry’s spokesperson said.
The blast occurred at 3:45 p.m. Moscow time (12:45 GMT), collapsing a section of the ceiling between the third and fourth floors and the exterior walls between the fourth and fifth floors and damaging 30 apartments.