Rescue workers report that a total of 59 bodies have been uncovered from the rubble of an apartment building which exploded on March 16. Together with the two recent deaths reported in a local hospital, the number of deaths from the explosion reached 61. So far rescue workers say they have sorted through 95% of the rubble. This morning rescue work was halted because of fears that the walls of one of the apartment entryways might collapse. At present, workers are reinforcing the wall.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land