Russian building collapse death toll rises

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Russian building collapse death toll rises

An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage nearly 36 hours after the building collapsed is in a serious but stable condition.


Work at the scene of a collapsed section of the apartment building (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations/AP)
Work at the scene of a collapsed section of the apartment building (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations/AP)

Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building, bringing the known death toll to 33.

The bodies found on Wednesday in Magnitogorsk included a three-year-old girl, Russian news agencies cited the emergencies ministry as saying.

An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage on Tuesday nearly 36 hours after the building collapsed is in a serious but stable condition in a children’s hospital in Moscow.

He was flown about 1,400 kilometres (870 miles) to the capital in a plane dispatched by the Health Ministry.

Health minister Veronika Skvortsova said the boy suffered superficial head wounds but no apparent brain damage.

Six children are among those who were killed.

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Press Association

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