Ukraine mourns gas blast dead
The blast destroyed much of the ten-storey building in a town in the eastern part of the country. It is believed to have been caused by a malfunction at a gas distribution station.
Seventeen victims, including three children, remain hospitalised, while others are still missing and may be buried under the rubble.
Gas explosions in apartment buildings, resulting from improper usage and outdated equipment, are regular occurrences in the states of the former Soviet Union.