February 15, 2013 20:07
Meteorite event disrupts gas supply to 450 Chelyabinsk homes
CHELYABINSK. Feb 15 (Interfax) - The meteorite disrupted gas supply to 17 apartment blocks in the Chelyabinsk central district and 437 private homes across the city, the city administration website reports.
The automatic security system shut down the gas supply, the report said.
Gazenergoservice and Gorgaz services are restoring gas supply, it said.
Chelyabinskgazcom reported that the meteorite and the blast wave stopped gas supply to 2,000 apartments and 400 houses.
No damage of gas pipelines has been reported. Adjustment works are underway. The authorities said gas supply would resume tonight.
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