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Russian pool roof collapses, killing 8
Updated: 2005-12-05 08:48

A concrete roof over a swimming pool in Russia's Ural Mountains region collapsed Sunday, killing at least eight people including two children and injuring 11 others, officials said.

Rescuers were trying to lift concrete slabs out of the pool and it was unclear whether other swimmers had been trapped.

The incident occurred around at the indoor pool owned by a metallurgical factory in the village of Chusovoi near the Russian city of Perm, about 750 miles east of Moscow, the Ministry for Emergency Situations said in a statement.

Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said six children were among the 11 people hospitalized after the collapse.

The collapse of a glass and concrete dome at a popular Moscow water park in February 2004 killed 28 people and injured more than 100 others.

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