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Russian Barracks Collapse, 23 Dead

Twenty three Russian soldiers have been killed while another nineteen were taken to hospital after military barracks collapsed near the Siberian city of Omsk. The four story barracks, which act as a training facility for paratroopers, had its roof cave in around 11pm on Sunday, the other floors of the building gave way in the middle of the building.

This is just another instance of Russia’s poor safety record as the building is among many that have collapsed in recent years due to poor quality repair jobs as well as a lack of oversight. President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences to the families of the victims and has ensured that the Defense Ministry will do it all it can to assist those who have been hurt.

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