Gas pipeline explodes outside of St. Petersburg

Publish date: August 10, 2007

ST. PETERSBURG-A gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames outside of St. Petersburg, wisp,ru reported.

The explosion on July 26 was so strong that it created a crater 50 metres long and four meters wide crater and caused large traffic jams in the middle of the night as people were trying to leave the affected region.

The authorities ruled out that the explosion was terrorism a terrorist act, saying that the blast was related to a malfunciton and would have no impact on gas supplies for the region or deliveries abroad.