The explosion occurred at the building of a pharmacy next to a local maternity clinic at around 12:00 am. A security guard, a man and a 3-week-old newborn died as a result of the blast. Eight people more were hospitalized with various injuries.
A residential complex and seven cars were damaged in the explosion as well.
Firefighters summoned to the scene extinguished a fire which had been caused by the explosion. The total area of the fire was 55 sq.m.
The police are investigating the cause of the blast.