August 28, 2019 / 5:05 AM / 25 days ago

At least one killed in gas explosion in Ukraine

Members of emergency services work at the site of a partially collapsed apartment block after a gas explosion in the town of Drohobych in Lviv region, Ukraine August 28, 2019. State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - At least one person died and seven were injured after part of an apartment building collapsed in the western Ukrainian town of Drohobych, Ukrainian state emergencies service said on Wednesday.

A gas explosion was the reason for the incident, the service said in a statement, adding that rescuers were searching for survivors.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Stephen Coates

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