Near Lugansk, 13 thousand people were left without gas due to an explosion on a gas pipeline

A gas pipeline exploded in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. The incident took place in the city Lutugino around 6:20 p.m. January 7th. As a result, 13 thousand people were left without gas, the press service of the State Unitary Enterprise “Luganskgaz” reported.

The local Ministry of Emergency Situations claims thatthe cause of “depressurization followed by fire” was an explosion. They specified that 13,315 subscribers were left without gas supply in nine settlements: Lutugino, Georgievka, Uspenka, Belorechensky, Lesnoye, Chelyuskinets, Vrubovsky, Lenina, Roskoshnoye (partially), as well as 21 socially significant objects.

In the morning, Luganskgaz reported on the completion of repair work on the damaged section of the gas pipeline. “At the moment, the restored section of the main network is being filled with gas, after which the employees of the enterprise will begin a phased connection to the gas supply system of previously disconnected subscribers,” the message says. Gas supply is expected to resume at 12:00.

At the end of December, an explosion occurred in Chuvashia on the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod main gas pipeline, which pumps gas from Western Siberia to Europe through Ukraine. At this time, repair work was carried out on the highway, three people died. investigative committee initiated a criminal case on violation of industrial safety requirements for hazardous production facilities, which negligently resulted in the death of two or more persons (part 3 of article 217 of the Criminal Code).


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