At the gunpowder factory “Elastic” in the village of Lesnoy, Ryazan region, where an explosion took place, and then a fire started, 16 people died. This was announced by the Assistant Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Alexey Kuznetsov, transfers Interfax.
“According to preliminary data at 11:30, 16 people died as a result of the incident. Medical psychologists and disaster medicine teams are working on the spot, ”Kuznetsov said.
As a result of the emergency, one person was injured, having received burns of 80% of the skin surface, he was evacuated to the regional hospital in serious condition. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko ordered to involve specialists-combustiologists from the N.N. Vishnevsky, added Kuznetsov.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health of the Ryazan region reported the death of 15 people as a result of a fire. An explosion in the powder shop took place on the morning of October 22nd. After the explosion, a fire started.