MOSCOW | The Latest: Death toll in Russia apartment collapse up to 28

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MOSCOW  —Jan 02, 2019— The Latest on the building collapse in Russia (all times local):
8:35 p.m.

Russian emergency officials say the death toll from the partial collapse of an apartment building has risen to 28 after more bodies were recovered from the rubble.

The grim discovery on Wednesday afternoon left 15 residents of the 10-story building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk still unaccounted for.

Russian officials have said the prospects of finding anyone alive have diminished sharply as the rescue effort entered a third night of harsh cold; overnight temperatures in the city have been about minus 20 degrees Celsius ( – 4 F.)

A section of the building collapsed before dawn on Monday following an explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak.

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