The fire broke out at 04:30 CET in a building housing seasonal workers.
The explosion was caused by illegal taps in the pipeline, authorities said.
Firefighters in the Netherlands spent New Year’s Eve battling a beach bonfire burning out of control, threatening the seaside resort of Scheveningen.
December 24 was declared a day of mourning in the Perm Krai region following the tragedy.
As twelve teams of firefighters battle to put out the blaze, critics have slammed the capital's beleaguered waste manager and warned of a growing garbage ‘crisis’ in the capital.
An emergency warning was declared on Thursday by fire officials in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Take a look back at the biggest stories from across Europe this morning.
California fires seen from space show massive scale of destruction
With high winds forecast for the next 48 hours there appears no end in sight to California's latest ordeal by fire.
Celebrities took to social media to reassure fans they were safe, express their condolences and in one case, ask for news from loved ones.
The massive blaze took hours to bring under control.
A fast-moving wildfire is destroying California as locals struggle to contain 45-metre flames.
Democratic Republic Of Congo
At least 50 people have died and over 100 have received second-degree burns after an oil tanker collided with a bus in Congo Saturday.
A forest fire near the Italian city of Pisa has forced 700 people to evacuate their homes. The fire has destroyed over 600 hectares of woodland so far. The fire broke out on Monday night on Mount Serra. Firefighters are tackling the blaze.
Here is our round-up of key stories from around Europe so far today.
Smokebot is a wifi-controlled robot that can asses the risks in a fire when visibility is very low.
The 200-year-old building is said to contain over 20 million items in its collection
One person died and 18 others were injured after a passenger jet skidded off a runway in the Russian city of Sochi and burst into flames
A Sochi-bound plane skidded off the runway and caught fire in Russia's Black Sea resort city. All passengers were evacuated from the aircraft.