Gas explosion in Russia injures five, including U.S. diplomat
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A gas explosion in an apartment building in western Moscow injured five people on Thursday, including a U.S. diplomat, the Interfax news agency reported.
The U.S. Embassy confirmed in a statement that one of its diplomats had been injured in the explosion, but said no other details were immediately available.
The explosion damaged several apartments in a building on Kutuzovsky Prospect, one of Moscow's major thoroughfares, and residents were temporarily evacuated, the Itar-Tass news agency reported a police source as saying.
Police said the explosion had been caused by natural gas.
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