Strong explosion near St. Petersburg - A big fire broke out (VIDEO)

A large explosion occurred on Saturday near St. Petersburg, Russia.

Videos are published on social media and in some media that allegedly show the large explosion that occurred in the area.

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According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the explosion was caused by a gas pipeline failure, and no one was injured.

Pressure on the pipeline has since eased and the nearby thermal power station is running on fuel oil to ensure an uninterrupted supply of heat, regional governor Alexander Drozdenko wrote on Telegram.

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