Deadly Russian apartment explosion

Associated Press
In this photo distributed by Astrakhan branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations, Emergency Situations Ministry rescuers carry a stretcher with wounded woman near an apartment building after an explosion  on Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, in Astrakhan, Russia. Such gas explosions are frequent in Russia.(AP Photo/ Astrakhan Branch, Ministry of Emergency Situations Press Service)

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An explosion apparently caused by natural gas has heavily damaged a nine-story apartment building in southern Russia, leaving two people dead and 12 injured on Feb. 27.

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