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Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg, many feared trapped

The Cause Of The Collapse Is Unclear But State Media Said That It Happened While Renovations Were Taking Place.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Feb 2019, 12:44:29 AM
Russia: University building collapses in St. Petersburg, many feared trapped

New Delhi:

Several floors and walls of National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in St. Petersburg have collapsed, Russian emergency authorities said. The cause of the collapse is unclear but state media said that it happened while renovations were taking place. The Russian media also reported that some students were at the university to attend elective weekend classes.

Reports also suggest that many people are feared trapped under the debris. However, there has been no report of casualties yet. 


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First Published : 16 Feb 2019, 10:06:00 PM

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