Several floors and walls of National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in St. Petersburg have collapsed, Russian emergency authorities said. The cause of the collapse is unclear but state media said that it happened while renovations were taking place. The Russian media also reported that some students were at the university to attend elective weekend classes.
NEW: Video shows the moment when several floors collapsed at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia pic.twitter.com/geiHiHIKAv— BNO News (@BNONews) February 16, 2019
Reports also suggest that many people are feared trapped under the debris. However, there has been no report of casualties yet.