In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings

© RIA Novosti / Irina Sleazily house on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© RIA Novosti / Irina Slap

Evacuated residents of the home in Chisinau, where on Saturday evening, exploded a gas cylinder, continue to be on duty in the yard, hoping to get to the apartment, residents bring flowers and candles in memory of the victims and rescuers continue to disassemble the rubble, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

On Saturday, October 6, in the capital of Moldova celebrated the national wine day, so when evening closer to 23 hours in one of the Metropolitan areas there was a loud Bang, at first, residents thought someone launched fireworks. In fact, PE was much more serious: an explosion occurred in a 20-storey building on Moskovsky Avenue, which collapsed the ceiling between the apartments from the 14th through the 18th floor, killed three people, injured another ten.

© RIA Novosti / Irina Sleazily house on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© RIA Novosti / Irina Sleazily house on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018
Three apartments collapsed into one

By Sunday morning, on Moskovsky prospect all the debris after the explosion was cleaned, the movement is restored, but sometimes shiny pieces of glass. However, immediately struck by the gaping hole in the wall of high-rise buildings to consider the color of the Wallpaper in the apartments.

In the yard of the house are evacuated the residents. People are discussing versions of what happened, the police collects data on residents and victims. To the Playground bring candles, flowers and toys — because of the explosion killed four-year-old boy and his mother.

«I live on the 14th floor, three apartments on the night collapsed into mine, look up and if the Elevator shaft is located. I couldn’t even get out of my apartment, all locked, but I saw that the upstairs doors are open, here and began to climb the concrete rubble, then fire helped, and I can go out the 15th floor», — told RIA Novosti resident of one of the apartments Alexander Kulibin.

© RIA Novosti / Irina Supposedly in the explosion of a residential building on Moscow Avenue in Chisinau. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© RIA Novosti / Irina Supposedly in the explosion of a residential building on Moscow Avenue in Chisinau. 7 October 2018

He admits he came out of the house in his underwear and doesn’t even know who gave him the clothes. Doctors have rendered first aid to Alexander and was sent to the hospital, and in the morning he returned, because all the documents were left in the house.

Killed a woman and her child

One of the main topics of discussion – the death of the man from Cameroon wife Olga and only son of Akim. The bodies of a woman and child found at night on the 14th floor, while rescuers can’t reach them.

«I’m on the 17th floor live in this house, but my apartment is not badly injured and near me I lived in the apartment Olga with the child, they died, her husband pulled out. He ran barefoot and screaming, his wife was looking for and his son Akeem. In the evening the police knocked, then broke down the door, and there is a hole in the floor, they failed,» said Antonina.

According to the woman, the police the night went to all the apartments to bring residents to the street, and then in the district turned out the lights.

The conversation immediately picks up Sofia Shcherban — she lives on the 19th floor of the same entrance.

© RIA Novosti / Irina Slavery and toys next to an apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© RIA Novosti / Irina Slavery and toys next to an apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018

«The explosion was instant, the strongest — at that moment I already was in bed, I noticed that the chandelier on the ceiling shook, and then at me glasses fell down, dropped cornices with curtains, vases, heard the screams, the window in the room was completely shattered, the wooden frame broken. At first I thought that the exploded car that runs on LPG, so great was the explosion,» said the woman.

She added that she herself was only in the morning because the elevators were not working, and to walk down the stairs was unsafe.

«I Packed my things, cleaned the glass in the apartment, but worried because the apartment were two kittens. We were told that three or four days will clear the debris, suffered load — bearing walls- so the police told us: then the Commission will determine the extent of the damage and pay compensation,» said Shcherban.

The conversation was interrupted by the police who asked everyone to leave the perimeter fencing tape — upstairs rescuers begin dismantling the dangerous hanging balcony slabs.

To blame the gas

While the residents are wondering what happened in the Commission on emergency situations said that the basic version of explosion of a gas cylinder.

«It is supposed that the explosion occurred at the 16th floor. The woman told us that she came home from work, turned on the light, and there was an explosion in the same area we found the remains of a gas cylinder, you will need to establish where he was», — told reporters the head of the General police Inspectorate of Moldova Alexander Pynzar.

© RIA Novosti / Irina Seastrunk rescue services near the apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© RIA Novosti / Irina Seastrunk rescue services near the apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018

Agree with him Deputy mayor Nistor Grozavu, who since the morning was on duty at the scene and went only to meetings.

«The container was very large, I can’t say for how many liters, because the overlap was monolithic — the shock wave was directed toward Moscow Prospekt and in the direction of the yard, destroying balconies and Windows. This explosion is the accumulation of gas, as if it will be established by experts, but I can say that there are no burn marks, no signs, similar to the detonation of an explosive device» — said Grozavu.

Vice mayor admits that now is the most difficult to convince residents to leave the yard, to eat or to rest. Most prefer to take the bun from the boxes of food that brought rescuers, or drink a glass of tea, and then return to the bench.

«We will communicate with all tenants, regardless of their position — they want to stay or ready to leave. We will offer them a place, temporary shelter, or if they can convince us in the presence of an alternative, discuss other accommodation options,» — explained the Deputy head of the capital.

© Sputnik / Dmitry to Omarishara in fotoracconti police near the apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018In Chisinau eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in apartment buildings© Sputnik / Dmitry to Omarishara in fotoracconti police near the apartment building on Moskovsky prospect in Chisinau, where the explosion occurred. 7 October 2018
To get home

The tenants in one voice insist that they have a place to go, but I hope that happens to enter the house, pick up some things. In the morning some were lucky — they were given helmets and put in apartments, even for a few minutes.

«In the first half of the day, tenants from the lower floors were allowed in groups of a few people, always in protective helmets and accompanied by their rescuers. People were able to take clothes, documents, money Essentials» — told RIA Novosti the representative of the Inspectorate for emergency situations, Ministry of internal Affairs Liliana puscasu.

«At the moment rescuers and firefighters are working on stabilization and strengthening of damaged structures, it will be held from the first to the last floor — this decision was taken in order not to endanger the lives of rescuers who must continue to work. The next operation will be a search, and retrieval of the two bodies found under the rubble,» explained puscasu further actions of employees of different services.

President Igor Dodon, the Prime Minister Pavel Filip and the acting mayor Ruslan Codreanu already promised to provide financial assistance to families and victims.

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