Saturday 19 October 2019

Several floors collapse at Russian university building

Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of the collapse building of the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, Russia (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of the collapse building of the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg, Russia (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Several floors of a university building in St Petersburg have collapsed, Russian authorities said.

It is not clear what caused the collapse at the building in the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

News reports said there may have been students in the building for elective weekend instruction.

The school, known as ITMO University, is one of Russia's national research universities.

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