Russia building collapse:Death toll rises to 21, many still missing

21 dead bodies have been recovered from the debris of an apartment block in Russia that partially collapsed in an apparent explosion, while 23 people remained.

The blast, initially thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk in the early hours on Monday.

A baby boy was found alive on Tuesday after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble, in what emergency officials described as a miracle.

In a separate incident late Tuesday, three people died on the same street where the building collapsed, when a minibus got engulfed in flames.



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