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Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg, many feared trapped

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 February 2019, 12:44 AM
Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg, many feared trapped
Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg, many feared trapped

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.

Reports also suggest that many people are feared trapped under the debris. However, there has been no report of casualties yet. 


First Published: Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:06 PM
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