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31 people killed in Russia building collapse

At least 31 people were killed and 25 others injured, when a covered Moscow market collapsed on Thursday.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 18:30 IST

At least 31 people were killed and 25 injured on Thursday, when the roof of an indoor market in Moscow collapsed, authorities said.

Rescuers, some with sniffer dogs, continued to search for victims who were believed to be still trapped under the rubble, Viktor Beltsov, spokesman for the emergency situations ministry, said at the scene of the accident.

It was unclear how many people could still be trapped under the collapsed roof. Sources say that "dozens" could still be under the wreckage.

Of the 25 people injured, 19 of them were hospitalized, some with serious injuries, while the others were treated at the scene of the accident.

First Published: Feb 23, 2006 14:22 IST