Collapse of military barracks in Russian city of Omsk: 12 killed,19 injured

The death toll in the collapse of Russian Airborne Troops barracks in the Russian City of Omsk has reached 12 people, another 19 are in hospital, the Defense Ministry’s press service told RIA Novosti.

“As of 06:00 a.m. on July 13, 31 soldiers have been removed from the rubble, 12 of them were dead, 19 soldiers have been taken to hospitals,” — said spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

According to him, the entire staff of the training center has been tested.

Rescuers continue searching for 11 soldiers on the site, the press service reported.

“Eleven soldiers are still missing… The debris handling see rescue officers, the military garrison of Omsk, special engineering equipment and a group of dog handlers,” — added spokesman.

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