모스크바의 시장건물 지붕 붕괴사고 희생자수가 최소한 쉰 한 명으로 늘어나고 부상자도 서른 두 명으로 늘어났습니다. 구조대원들은 무너진 잔해더미 속에 갇혀있을른지도 모를 생존자들을 위해 더운 공기를 불어넣는 가운데 생존자들의 소리에 귀를 기울이고 있습니다.

유리 루츠코프 모스크바 시장은 시장건물 지붕붕괴 원인으로 관리불량, 과도한 적설량, 설계상 과오 등 세 가지 가능성을 제시했습니다.

시장건물 지붕붕괴는 시장이 개장되기 전에 일어 났으나 많은 상인들이 공휴일인 조국수호자의 날 기간에 팔려는 물건들을 준비하고 있었습니다.

 

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Russian authorities say at least 51 people died after a roof collapsed at a Moscow market. At least 32 people were injured, including two rescuers.

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out after the collapse.

Rescuers are pumping warm air into the rubble to protect trapped survivors as they call for silence every so often to listen for the voices of the buried. Many victims are from the Caucasus, particularly Azerbaijan.

Authorities say they will give about 35-hundred dollars in compensation to the victims' families.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an investigation into the cause. Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov mentioned three possibilities: faulty maintenance, a buildup of heavy snow or design errors.

Officials say the accident took place before the market opened.

Many vendors were inside preparing for sales during a Russian national holiday (Defenders of the Motherland Day) honoring the armed services.