Moscow - The bodies of 37 people have so far been recovered following a gas explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk that caused an apartment block to collapse.
Rescue workers had pulled more bodies from the rubble, the news agency Tass reported early Thursday citing the Emergencies Ministry. On Wednesday the death toll had stood at 24.
A large gas blast caused the 10-storey Soviet-era block of flats to collapse early Monday. Another four people are thought to be under the rubble.dpa