2 killed as apartment building collapses in Russia

 (AP) — A nine-story apartment building partially collapsed Thursday in western Russian, killing at least two people and injuring another two, officials said.
Officials in Izhevsk believe a natural gas explosion is the most likely cause. Such blasts are common in Russia, where bottled gas is often used for cooking at home.
Emergencies Ministry official Igor Kutrovsky said in televised remarks that search teams have rescued two people, who were hospitalized with injuries, and pulled out two bodies from beneath the rubble.
Officials said more people are believed to remain under the debris.
Izhevsk, a city of about 625,000 people is about 1,200 kilometers (some 745 miles) east of Moscow, is home to many industrial plants, including a factory that makes Kalashnikov assault rifles and other weapons.
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