19.4 C
New York
June 1, 2019
Deadly blast ruins Russia housing block in Magnitogorsk
World News

Deadly blast ruins Russia housing block in Magnitogorsk

Devastated block of flats in Magnitogorsk, 31 Dec 18Image copyright
Getty Images

Image caption

The blast’s came from or near the ground floor

Rescuers in the central Russian city of Magnitogorsk are searching for survivors after an explosion devastated a block of flats, killing at least three people.

Officials in the city, in the Urals region, say a gas leak caused the blast. They say 79 people are missing.

The building was home to 110 people, and 48 flats collapsed in the blast.

It is a race against time to find survivors, as the temperature in the industrial city is -15C.

Image copyright

Image caption

Just a handful of survivors have been found so far

Source BBC News

Related posts

Climate change kills Antarctica’s ancient moss beds


Koreas tag-team for wrestling recognition


At Least 11 Dead In India From Suspected Rice Poisoning At Temple Celebration


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More