Putin Travels To Scene After Four Killed In Deadly High-Rise Blast

Magnitogorsk tragedy 7 died and 35 not found

They said some residents could have been buried under debris after Monday's accident.

The Russian Emergency Ministry later said that 35 people remained unaccounted for, and it wasn't clear if they were in the building when it collapsed.

Citing the emergencies ministry, RIA news agency said 110 people lived in the building, and 48 apartments had been damaged.

National television broadcast footage of the mangled heaps of concrete as hundreds of rescue workers combed the debris in temperatures of minus 18 deg C.

Officials said that the fate of 79 people was unclear, with police working to locate their whereabouts.

According to the regional government, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova and Emergency Situations Minister Yevgeny Zinichev have arrived in Magnitogorsk and are now at the site.

Emergency officers at the scene of the gas explosion in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk.

Temperatures in the industrial city were expected to reach -23 Celsius on New Year's night. Rescue efforts are underway. Residents were evacuated to a nearby school.

Rescuers in the central Russian city of Magnitogorsk are searching for survivors after an explosion devastated a block of flats, killing at least three people.

Regional governor Boris Dubrovsky said authorities planned to buy apartments for people who had lost their homes.

Local authorities initially said 68 of those registered in the collapsed section of the building were unaccounted for, but later tracked down some of them. It said the calamity could have been caused by a gas blast.

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