At least one killed in a gasoline truck explosion following a traffic accident in Almaty early morning, reports IA Novosti-Kazakhstan.
The victim is the driver of the truck, which apparently belongs to Helios company, said Deputy Mayor Yuri Ilyin.
According to the official, spilled fuel caused fire in the residential block standing next to the explosion site and destroyed nearly 20 apartments.
Besides, 12 cars parked by the road burnt down.
Apartments are being extinguished at the moment. Final information on other possible victims will be available when firefighters finish, he said.