Russian Apartment Collapse Killed 39 People, Emergency Agency Says

"Half an hour ago, we have recovered the last body. The search and rescue operation is over," Alexander Chupriyan of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said of the incident on New Year's Eve.
Russian Emergencies Ministry crews have been removing rubble at the site of a partially collapsed apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Russia, hoping to find any survivors in subzero temperatures. Source: Andrey Serebryakov

At least 39 people died in the partial New Year's Eve collapse of a 10-story apartment building in central Russia, where emergency workers have spent days combing through rubble hoping to find survivors. On Thursday, officials declared that

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