the House which is a part of an apartment complex on Karl Marxgatan in Magnitogorsk collapsed at six o'clock on Monday morning, local time, while many of the residents still sleeping. The Russian authorities suspect that a gas explosion was behind the fall, the local authorities reported initially of the cries from help were heard from inside the rubble.
nearby house tells a Russian news site, what happened:
I woke up at six o'clock of a crash and a bang and then I felt how my own house was shaking. When I looked out of the window, I saw a pillar of white smoke and took the first not what had happened. Ten minutes later I heard sirens.
Images from a surveillance camera from a office on the first floor shows how the office collapses at 06.02 in the morning.
the 17-time Swedish time plummeted further a part of the house and then there was a risk that more parts of the house, which is one of the largest in the city, could crumble.
reported to have been affected by the explosion. A part of the residents could be evacuated and a dozen were not home at the fall. For the other had to collapse with devastating consequences.
– Seven are dead, five are cared for in the hospital with injuries of varying degrees, for 45 persons destiny is still unknown, said a spokesperson from the Russian katastrofministeriet Emercom according to the state news agency Ria Novosti.
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a nearby school while waiting to be transported to the hospital. A large number of volunteers quickly came there with food, warm clothing and toys for the children. Via social media were published in places where the injured and affected could go.
In the afternoon announced the region's governor, Boris Dubrovskij, to the rescue operation even searching for the lost but that they still do not know where they are. Several of them appear to be children.
" We don't know where they are. Seven of them are unfortunately children, " said Dubrovskij, according to the Paw and called on the public to contact us if any of the missing turns out to be someone else, in safety.
the children are only ten months old:
– His mom was sleeping on a couch with an older child that is three years old. The little one slept in his crib. Unfortunately, she does not get him out, " says a relative of the mother for the local news site 74.ru.
But it also came gratifying news via social media:
”Apartment 410. All live, on a visit to relatives”, wrote one of the residents, Tatyana Eliseeva according to the site of the Aif.see.Putin is visiting the hospital where injured have been taken care of. Photo: AP
working at the site and around 200 vehicles and other equipment have been deployed to remove rubble in a desperate race against the clock to find more survivors. The work is very difficult, as the house consisted of heavy concrete blocks, which all need to be lifted away with the help of machines.
Meanwhile, rescue workers did not move the blocks that can cause new race. The rubble extends about four floors up.
the Country's health minister has been sent to the city and noted on the spot that the possibility to find survivors in the rubble gets less and less.
– the Chances reduces, of course, the longer the time goes, " said Veronika Skvortsova, the Russian tv channel Russia 24, according to Ria.
arrived Russian president Vladimir Putin to Magnitogorsk, where he both visited rasplatsen, and a number of the injured at the local hospital. Putin will also meet relatives, emergency responders and politicians.
the Incident is being investigated now as involuntary manslaughter, and even a government investigation should be added, according to Vladimir Putin.
" We will form a special government commission with the federal katastrofministeriet, the president said at a meeting in the city, reports Tass.
Even the head of the Russian state utredningsmyndigheten when it comes to criminal cases, Alexander Bastrykin, and the head of the katastrofmyndigheten, Yevgeny Zinitjev, were on hand to be able to form an opinion on the disaster.
Utredningsmyndigheten has launched a preliminary investigation that the crime may be behind the gasexplosionen.
Dmitry Medvedev, left, during the day its condolences to the victims ' relatives and friends via twitter, and promised aid to the victims and their families.
Magnitogorsk, located in the region of Chelyabinsk in the ural mountains, has been declared in emergency wokspace. The rescue operation is underway in the 18 degrees and clear weather, among other things, with the help of sökhundar, reports said.
One hundred people shall be written in the current building, which is included in an apartment complex with a total of 1,100 residents, which now had to be evacuated.