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In Kursk, the roof of an apartment house could not stand the snow

March 14 2006

The roof of an apartment house in the same town collapsed under the weight of snow. There were no casualties, but 15 families were left homeless.

"The house number three along a narrow alley collapsed roof. The cause of the collapse has accumulated on the roof of wet snow. The house is home to about 40 people. Work on repairing the house going" - reported by the city Department of Defense and Emergencies.

According to preliminary data, partially destroyed the house walls and roof in the area of 250 square meters.

Witnesses said that the bricks fell from the roof - residents began to run out into the street. At the time of the collapse of the house there were only two people: an elderly woman and her son - disabled children. Rescuers who arrived at the scene to evacuate them.

Many residents at the time moved to their relatives, and some families chose not to leave home.

The last major overhaul of the house was conducted in the mid 70's. In the city administration said that the municipality intends to Kursk to repair the roof and walls of a collapsed building, according to News

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