Watch: The moment a baby was found alive in the rubble of a collapsed building in Russia

  • 02/01/2019

Rescuers have pulled an infant girl alive from the rubble of a Russian apartment building collapse that killed at least seven people and left dozens missing.

The girl was seriously injured and her recovery prospects were unclear.

The regional emergency ministry in Magnitogorsk said earlier on Tuesday that 37 residents of the building had not been accounted for.

Hopes of finding survivors were dimmed by the harsh cold: Temperatures overnight were around minus 18degC.

The collapse in the 10-storey building before dawn on Monday followed an explosion believed to have been triggered by a natural gas leak.

The Emergency Ministry's office in the region about 1400km southeast of Moscow said on Tuesday that seven bodies had been recovered and five people were hospitalised with injuries.

APTN

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