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An explosion has hit a block of flats in southern Moscow, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, local emergency officials say.
The blast, thought to have originated in a flat on the third floor, tore through eight apartments in the early hours of the morning.
Rescuers and at least 10 ambulances are said to be at the 12-storey building on Chertanovskaya Street.
Children are thought to be among those trapped, local media reports say.
Emergency workers are reportedly evacuating residents from the building and searching for anyone in the rubble.
News of the blast came at about 0400 local time (0100 GMT), an emergencies ministry official told Itar-Tass news agency.
It is not known what may have caused the explosion.