Medvedev orders financial assistance to residents following gas blast in apartment building in Shakhty to decide on federal financial assistance
MOSCOW. Jan 14 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev , during a conversation with Russian Emergency Situations Minister Yevgeny Zinichev and the Rostov region's Governor Vasily Golubev, ordered to fully examine the building hurt by a gas explosion in Shakhty after the rescue operation there to provide financial assistance to the residents from federal government sources, if needed, the government press service said.
The prime minister has discussed the situation following the gas explosion in an apartment building in Shakhty by phone with Zinichev and the Rostov region's Governor Vasily Golubev, the press service said.
"The emergency situations minister reported on the current situation and the current rescue operation [...] The prime minister ordered a full examination of the building after the rescue operation to provide financial assistance to the residents from federal government sources, if needed," the press service said.
The conversation with the governor addresses decisions associated with the provision of housing to the residents and provision of financial assistance to them, the press service said.
The gas explosion in the apartment building in Shakhty, Rostov region, occurred on Monday morning.
According to the most recent information, seven people have been rescued, one person has died and four are missing.
Emergency Situations Ministry services have evacuated all residents of the building, 140 people all in all.