Suspected gas explosion kills 1, injures 2 in Russia
MOSCOW— A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early on Monday, authorities said. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the city of Shakhty, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn. One womanwas killed and two people have been hospitalized, Rostov region Gov. Vasily Golubev said on state-owned Russian television. Footage from the site showed that the top floors of the building had collapsed and damaged apartments below. The emergency situations ministry said that 12 people were registered in the four apartments damaged in the explosion.