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Stack of apartments collapses in Russian building after gas explosion

Russian Emergency Ministry via EPA

A handout picture issued by the Astrakhan branch of the Russian Emergency Ministry shows a general view of an apartment building after gas explosion on a lower floor in the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia on Monday. The collapse of entire section of a nine-storey residential house injured 12 people, and 10 people are missing.

Vitaly Loyanich / Reuters

Russia's members of Emergency Situation Ministry and Interior Ministry officers work at the site of a damaged nine-storey building in Russia's southern city of Astrakhan on Monday. The building collapsed after a household gas explosion, injuring 12 people according to preliminary information released by local media.

Ministry of Emergency Situations via AP

Rescuers inspect debris of an apartment building after an explosion on Monday.

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