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Russia: First funerals held for Magnitogorsk building collapse victims00:55

Russia: First funerals held for Magnitogorsk building collapse victims

Russian Federation, Magnitogorsk
January 4, 2019 at 16:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of people came to pay their respects to six victims of the apartment block collapse in Magnitogorsk, as the first of a series of funerals for the victims took place on Friday.

Funeral ceremonies for the deceased are scheduled to last the whole week.

At about 06:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Monday, an entire section of a 10-storey tower block in Magnitogorsk collapsed, causing dozens to be trapped under debris in freezing conditions.

The tragedy claimed the lives of 39 people.

Russia: First funerals held for Magnitogorsk building collapse victims00:55
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Dozens of people came to pay their respects to six victims of the apartment block collapse in Magnitogorsk, as the first of a series of funerals for the victims took place on Friday.

Funeral ceremonies for the deceased are scheduled to last the whole week.

At about 06:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Monday, an entire section of a 10-storey tower block in Magnitogorsk collapsed, causing dozens to be trapped under debris in freezing conditions.

The tragedy claimed the lives of 39 people.