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Death toll after building collapse in Magnitogorsk rises to 37

Baku, January 3, AZERTAC

Rescuers recovered the body of one more individual from rubble of the collapsed section of the building in the Ural city of Magnitogorsk, press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Thursday.

"The death toll is 37 now. The sex of the last recovered victim has not been identified," the spokesperson said.

Searches for four more individuals continue.

Removal of debris on the site of the collapsed building section continues for four days already.

In the morning of December 31, a section of a ten-story apartment block collapsed in the Ural city of Magnitogorsk. It was earlier reported that Russia’s Investigative Committee looks into a gas leak as the main lead in the investigation.

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