Gas blast kills three in Moscow

Three people have been killed in Moscow after a gas explosion tore into an apartment block in the south of the city. The fire has been extinguished.

 A woman was thrown from the ninth floor by the power of the blast, while the bodies of the other two victims were found in their apartments.

Twenty residents of the building were evacuated.

Firefighting crews and a helicopter arrived at the scene.

Local authorities said all the people affected by the fire will be put in temporary accommodation.