Hot water pipe bursts in Nizhny Novgorod, 16 hurt

People burn their feet and hands as hot water pipe bursts in Nizhny Novgorod

As many as 16 people, including two children, were hurt as a hot water pipe burst in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

They were hospitalised with first and second degree burns to their legs and arms. Many were injured as they fell through snow with pools of hot water underneath.

Pictures and videos from the site of the accident show streams of hot water gushing from under the snow-covered street.

Over 20 apartment buildings have been left without heating as a result of the accident.

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Author`s name Pavel Morozov
Editor Dmitry Sudakov