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Russian Gas Attach

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- More than 70 people were sickened Monday after an unknown gas was released in a store in Russia's second-largest city and boxes with wires and timers attached to ampules possibly holding gas were found in other outlets of the store chain, officials said.

A spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry, Viktor Beltsov, said 78 people sought medical care and 66 of them were hospitalized.

None of them were in life-threatening condition, he said.

He said all those sickened were from one branch of the Maxidom home-goods chain.

Andrei Aylabiev, another spokesman for the ministry, said customers in another Maxidom store reported smelling some kind of gas.

At two other stores, boxes containing timers and ampules were found, he said
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