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Ceiling collapse kills 23 people

Twenty-three people were killed and 19 others injured when a ceiling collapsed at a military barracks in Siberia, the Russian defence ministry said.

Rescuers searched for hours for men trapped under the debris of the airborne troops training centre in Omsk after the incident in the early hours.

Ten seriously injured men have been sent to Moscow for treatment.

The defence ministry would not speculate on the cause of the accident.