Three dead, 79 missing after gas explosion rocks Russia high-rise

Moscow (AFP) – Three people were killed and another 79 were unaccounted for after a gas explosion rocked a residential building in Russia yesterday, leaving hundreds without a home in freezing temperatures on New Year’s Eve. An entire section of the 12-storey residential building collapsed when a gas explosion tore through the high-rise in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk nearly 1,700 kilometres east of Moscow in the Ural mountains. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin