According to TSN, the fire spread on 9, 10 and 11 floors, people fleeing the fire are jumping out of windows. Currently three victims were confirmed, including a 2-year-old child.
The explosion was so powerful that the neighboring houses had nearly had their windows blown out."
According to witnesses, the explosion occurred in the 2 or 4-room apartment.
Three fire trucks came to the scene. All running around there is screaming "Save people!" and "There is a small child on the 14 floor", say eyewitnesses.
A kharkovforum.com user writes: "I confirm that there are bodies of at least two people who jumped out of the apartment and died. I saw them myself, they were lying under the windows. They also say that a child was either thrown out by the explosion or jumped out, too: different versions. Perhaps there are survivors, one ambulance with sirens on quickly left the scene. Everywhere on the snow there are scatteredchildren's clothes, toys, a stroller thrown out by the blast. It is a terrible sight."