Monday, February 27, 2006
Gas pipeline bursts in Siberia
YEKATERINBURG, February 27 (RIA Novosti) - A gas pipeline burst early Monday morning in West Siberia, a local Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman said no casualties had been reported in the burst and resulting fire, which occurred along the 1.4-meter-diameter Yamburg-Zapadnoye trunk pipeline in the Sverdlovsk Region, whose capital Yekaterinburg is located about 1,100 miles east of Moscow. Repair work on the damaged pipeline is under way.