Marta Hychko 07:48, 14.09.23
It is probably about damage to the gas pipeline.
On the morning of September 14, a powerful explosion thundered near Saratov . A giant column of smoke rose.
As the “Ostrozhno, Novosty” channel reports with reference to eyewitnesses, the explosion occurred about an hour ago. After that, a large column of smoke rose above the place of the explosion.
One of the eyewitnesses assumed that it was about damage to the gas pipeline, but there is currently no official data.
In one of the videos, an eyewitness notes that a giant column of smoke can be seen even at a distance of several kilometers.
“We left 5 kilometers from Saratov. The flames are raging, smoke is rising, something has caught fire,” says the voice over.
According to the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation, 4 fire brigades left for the Krasny Oktyabr settlement area.
According to Russian publications, the cause of the fire near Saratov is depressurization on the Pishchany-Umet-Storozivka gas pipeline.
As a result, there was a fire – burning grass on an area of 2 hectares. 4 fire brigades are working on site. According to the rescuers, the gas in this section of the gas pipeline is not intended for the needs of the population.
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