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Russia: a Small child from the building rubble rescued

More than 30 hours after the gas explosion in the Russian Magnitogorsk have found rescue workers a small child alive in the rubble. At least 35 residents of the building are unaccounted for.

According to the severe gas explosion in the Russian Magnitogorsk the rescue work and the rescue work. In the rubble of the residential block, the rescuers found more than 30 hours after an injured ten-or eleven-month-old Baby.

The small child had survived, because it was in a cradle and warm was wrapped up, said a local government representative. The mother survived the collapse, according to the Russian news Agency Tass, and identified with your child. The Boy should be brought to a plane for further treatment to Moscow.

have so Far recovered seven bodies from the building remains. According to the news Agency dpa there were even eight people Dead. At the same time, the fate of at least 35 people unaccounted for, many of which are under the debris are suspected.

Difficult rescue work

The search is hampered not only by temperatures of up to Minus 20 degrees Celsius, but also from the unstable condition of the building. Parts of the house threatened on the search teams down to topple. At times, under the leadership of broke the search for the Missing, first of all, a dangerous steel and concrete parts. "The work continues, just in a different way," said a civil guard spokesman.

According to official data, more than 1000 helpers. Rescue workers, equipment and canine units have been brought goods from many Parts of Siberia, and from Moscow to Magnitogorsk. The industrial city on the Ural, is situated about 1400 kilometers East of the capital.

Putin speaks with Victims

President Vladimir Putin flew to Magnitogorsk and talked with emergency workers and the injured in the hospital. In the Russian television, he turned to the people: "Just on holiday you should only not, because you have to of the dead and the injured memory," he said. "It's part of the character of our people."

President Putin made the rescue work.

"We share in the pain"

In 1973 and built a twelve-story concrete a minimum of 48 homes were damaged. In a nearby school, emergency hostels for residents have been set up, currently not being able to return. The cause of the Explosion is still unclear.

Magnitogorsk has more than 400,000 inhabitants and houses the largest steel plant in the country. Staff were also involved in the rescue and recovery operation. The billionaire Viktor Raschnikow, which operates the steel mill, called for a joint effort. "We share the pain," he explained.

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