Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
Turkish Minister reproaches NATO for not fulfilling obligations on its south-eastern flankWorld February 18, 7:12
MOSCOW, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— One of the six victims of the building explosion in Astrakhan is indentified, the head of the press service of the Emergencies Ministry's Southern regional centre, Oleg Grekov, told Itar-Tass by telephone.
"At the moment, out of the six victims, one woman is identified. The identification of the others is underway," he said.
The fate of four people remains unknown. The work to remove the debris is continuing at the site.
Twenty six people were rescued after the explosion and partial collapse of the building. Five people remain in hospitals.
According to the Russian Health Ministry, the explosion and the collapse injured 15 people, including two children.
Gas exploded in the second section of the six-section nine-storey apartment building in Astrakhan. The section, from the first to the upper floor, collapsed. Some flats are also destroyed in the third section.
Investigative authorities opened a criminal case over the explosion (Part 3 of Article 216 of the Russian Criminal Code – violation of safety regulations in mining, construction and other work).