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Death toll of a gas explosion in a Russian apartment building rises to seven

In the rubble of the apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, where on Monday a gas explosion took place, three new bodies found. The death toll rises to at least seven. 37 people are missing.

The chance that there are still people alive to be found, is small. The temperature falls, after all, firmly under the freezing temperatures in the Russian city. About 470 people take to the rescue mission part.

After the explosion, which also includes a hall of the building collapsed, could 16 people in vietnam were evacuated, 10 others were alive from the rubble removed.

In the 48 destroyed apartments lived officially 110 people. Not everyone was home at the time of the explosion.

Russian president Vladimir Putin visited the scene of the accident, about 1.400 kilometers east of Moscow. He would be normal new year celebration in Sochi, on the Black Sea, but broke that plans to go to Magnitogorsk.

In Russia find to be more deadly gas explosions. The vast majority of the infrastructure dates back to the Soviet era, so the safety standards are often to be desired.

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