All sixteen bodies recovered after gas explosion in a Russian apartment building

Two days after the severe gas explosion in an apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, are already sixteen bodies recovered. It reports the Russian news agency TASS on the authority of the ministry of Emergencies. Among the dead is a child. Around thirty people is still missing.

Tuesday was also still a child of 10 or 11 months, alive from beneath the rubble removed. Meanwhile, the chance to have survivors to find ever smaller, since the temperatures in the southern region will drop to minus 20 degrees Celsius.

The explosion of Monday night destroyed one of the entrances of the ten-storey building, as are 48 apartments which is officially 110 people live. The cause of the explosion is not yet known. According to the authorities are no traces of explosives found in the rubble.

The rescue operation to take Wednesday, nearly 900 people participated from various places in Siberia and from the capital Moscow to Magnitogorsk.

In the region from Wednesday for two days of mourning. The flags hang at half mast and a minute’s silence will be observed. President Vladimir Putin traveled Tuesday to the scene of the disaster, to the next of kin of the victims to meet with the emergency services to speak.

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