3-storey university building in St. St. Petersburg collapses in fear that dozens of Russian students are buried under the ruins
- More than 60 people have been evacuated from college in St. Petersburg. Petersburg
- Several of the top floors of the ITMO University have collapsed earlier today
- Rescue workers believe in up to 21 people can still be trapped in the ruins
Darren Boyle to MailOnline
A Russian university building has collapsed catch of approx. 21 people.
Security services said more than 60 people had been evacuated after the fifth and sixth floors of the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in St. Petersburg collapsed earlier today.
One source claimed that 150 square meters of the building has collapsed, but the cause is not yet clear.
Former Russian agencies reported that more people were trapped under garbage in the building.
According to the Sputnik news, the building may have been undergoing renovation at the time of the collapse.
Pictures from social media show the roof is in the university building, of which 60 people have been evacuated
Russian relief workers are working on site for the collapse of the National Research University of In formation technologies, mechanics and optics in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Russia
This image from social media taken from the opposite side of the street shows how the roof of the university building has spread
About 21 people believed to be trapped inside the building while 60 others were evacuated