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Over 300 residents were left freezing in their apartments
Over 300 residents were left freezing in their apartments in the Republic of Yakutia in northeast Russia after a boiler house accident, the country's emergencies ministry said on Sunday.

The accident occurred on Saturday, leaving 75 residential building and nine social infrastructure facilities without heat, the emergencies ministry said.

Repair works are complicated by freezing temperatures, currently at minus 45 degrees Centigrade (-49 degrees Fahrenheit). An emergency situation has been introduced in the area, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, 40 out of 75 residential buildings have stoves.

"In 40 residential buildings, temperatures are kept at 20 degrees Centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit) with the help of stoves," the ministry said, adding that all the children had been accommodated in the houses supplied with heating stoves.


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