14 Dead In Russia High-Rise Blast


Fourteen people are confirmed dead from the New Year’s Eve explosion at a high-rise in central Russia, local officials, as rescuers continued to pull bodies from the rubble.

The local governor’s office said 14 bodies had been found and that 27 people were unaccounted for following the gas explosion in the city of Magnitogorsk, nearly 1,700 kilometres (1,050 miles) east of Moscow in the Ural mountains.

Five people had been rescued from the rubble, including a baby, and 86 residents were located unharmed, it said.