Explosion hits main gas pipeline in Luhansk region

TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) – An explosion, followed by a fire, has occurred at the main gas pipeline in the city of Lutuhyne in Luhansk People's Republic.

Initial reports indicated that a fire followed the explosion, which left about 11,000 subscribers without gas.

Special services are investigating the cause of a gas pipeline explosion in the city of Lutuhyne of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), the Luganskgaz state-owned company said on Saturday.

About 13,000 subscribers remain without a gas supply.

A headquarters has been created to eliminate the consequences of the explosion, the company added.

In mid-June, an explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in the center of Lugansk, which was followed by a fire. As a result of the incident, 20 residential buildings and 21 communal facilities were temporarily disconnected from the natural gas supply, according to Luganskgaz.

MNA/PR

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