At 21:03 local time the fire was localised.
33 people were hurt and 20 of them were taken to hospitals, 6 of them are in intensive care after a gas cylinder and fuel tank exploded.
The fire engulfed an area of 1,200 sq. m.
Videos posted on social media show a huge explosion from the spot.
21 people injured in the fire that followed the explosion of a gas station in Novosibirsk, local ministry of health reported pic.twitter.com/6OsPkdQTEV— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) June 14, 2021
This was announced by the chief physician of the Novosibirsk Regional Clinical Hospital Anatoly Yudanov:
- There are no combined injuries, these are only burn injuries
- There is 1 child of 10 years among the victims
- There are reserve places in the specialized burn department and the burn intensive care unit