The number of victims of explosion at a construction site near Nizhny Novgorod has grown to five

The total number of victims of explosion on a construction site in the town of Bor in Nizhny Novgorod region increased to five persons. About it “Interfax” was informed in the press service of the regional Department of the Investigative Committee.

The Ministry said that the hospital died, another man was hospitalized after the explosion. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, three more people remain in hospital, all the dead and the wounded — born in the Chuvash Republic. The representative of the Ministry added that, according to preliminary data, exploded gas construction equipment.

The explosion occurred on may 1. Initially it was reported about the death of four people. After the incident investigative Committee opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 216 (violation of safety rules during mining, construction or other work, if it entailed by negligence the infliction of death to two or more persons).