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At least 33 dead after building collapse in Russia

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/02/19, 11:13 am

Search crews are still pulling bodies from the rubble of an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, Russia, that collapsed Monday. At least 33 people are dead, including a 3-year-old girl found on Wednesday. Authorities said eight people who lived in the building are still unaccounted for, including several children. A section of the 10-story apartment building collapsed early Monday morning in the city of about 400,000 people located 870 miles southeast of Moscow. The collapse followed an explosion believed related to a gas leak.

Rescue workers on Tuesday found an 11-month-old boy still alive, nearly 36 hours after the building collapsed. He was flown to a children’s hospital in Moscow and is in serious but stable condition. Officials said they don’t expect to find anyone else alive—overnight temperatures have been at about 4 below zero Fahrenheit the last two nights. Local officials declared a day of mourning in the Chelyabinsk region on Wednesday as residents laid flowers and lit candles at the scene.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the latest number of people killed and missing from the building collapse.

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Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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    Posted: Thu, 01/03/2019 12:23 pm

    Why? When there is so much money out there. I imagine there are filty rich Russians who should be held accountable for this tragedy.

    We just watched the rich asian movie. China has people living in poverty but these people were crazy rich. Haven't we been helping China with their poor people? In the movie the rich asians tell their children to eat their food because there are people starving in America. Which is probably true, but I think there are many people here who try to help truly poor people. 

    Yes, America has plenty of rich people, but why is the DC swamp still taking from middle class america and giving to countries that have their own filthy rich? Why don't we hold those countries accountable? Giving to those countries does NOT help those countries with their poor. The gov'ts keep the money to line the pockets of the people who run the gov't, just like in America. Pelosi has been leading this country into ruin for too many years. She should be investigated. And the fbi should be shut down because it is too corrupt.