Algiers gas explosion kills 3, more feared trapped

A gas explosion killed three people in an Algiers apartment block on Tuesday, state radio said.

Algiers gas explosion kills 3, more feared trapped

A gas explosion killed three people in an Algiers apartment block on Tuesday, state radio said, and rescue workers searched for more who could be trapped under the rubble.

The explosion, which occurred at about 9:00 a.m. (0800 GMT), demolished the top two floors of a five-storey block near the centre of the Algerian capital, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.

State radio, quoting firefighters, said three people were killed and 13 injured. Rescuers searching the rubble pulled out a young girl who appeared to be unhurt, the photographer said.


Reuters

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