Condolences over building collapse in Russia
09:33 | 05/01/2019

VGP – Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong extended his sympathy to Russian President V. Putin over human losses and injuries caused by the gas explosion that tore through an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, Russian Federation. 

The death toll in a New Year's Eve apartment building explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk has risen to 38, state news agency TASS reported Thursday, citing an Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman.

Three people are also currently missing after part of the block collapsed in the suspected gas blast, according to TASS. Six children are among those confirmed dead, the ministry said in an earlier statement.

Six people were rescued, including two children.

The high-rise in Magnitogorsk, an industrial city in Russia's Chelyabinsk region near the border with Kazakhstan, was home to about 120 people.

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