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Death toll in Russian Magnitogorsk blast rises to 37

Four more people remain under the debris
10:48, 3 January 2019

Debris after the explosion in Russian Magnitogorsk, which happened on December 31, 2018
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The death toll after the explosion in an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, Russia reached 37, as the press office of Russia’s Emergency Service reported, TASS informs.

“The gender of the last body taken out of the debris was not defined yet,” the rescuers informed.

At least four people remain under the debris for now. Search operation has lasted for four days so far.

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Mykhail Yurin, the representative of the press office of Emergency Service Central Office in Chelyabinsk Oblast, said that 22 people including three children were identified.

According to the preliminary data, there were no children among those remained under the debris.

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As it was reported earlier, an explosion occurred in a residential building in Magnitogorsk (Russia). As a result, the entrance of a ten-story residential building collapsed.

A gas leak was defined as the preliminary cause of the explosion.

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