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POSTED AT 03:11 PM 03-01-2019

Deaths from Russia apartment collapse grow to 33

Image Courtesy: Time Magazine

The death toll from an apartment building collapse in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk has grown to 33 as rescue workers continue to search for more people still missing in the rubble.

The front half of the 10-story apartment block was leveled by a suspected gas explosion on New Year’s Eve, burying dozens of people.

The death toll is still expected to grow and emergency workers recovered the bodies of two women from the wreckage yesterday morning.

The collapse attracted international attention after a 10-month-old baby boy was pulled alive from the wreckage on Tuesday. The boy was found lying in his cot underneath heaps of rubble, more than a day after the explosion.

Russia’s health ministry said the boy had been seriously hurt, suffering a brain injury and freezer burns to his extremities. He has been flown to Moscow for treatment, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported.