Explosion at fireworks factory near St. Petersburg kills at least 2
Two dead bodies were found under the debris after an explosion at a pyrotechnical devices plant outside St. Petersburg, a spokesman for the Russian emergencies ministry said, TASS reports.
According to the spokesman, a technological blast occurred at the Avangard plant in the town of Gatchina, Leningrad region.
"Two dead bodies have been found under the debris. Two more were hurt," the spokesman said.
A source in the local law enforcement agencies told TASS that three people, including a child, may be under the debris.
According to medics from Gatchina’s central clinic, five people were hospitalized following the blast, one of them in serious condition.