Russia Update: 23 Soldiers Killed, 19 Injured After Military Barracks Collapse In Omsk

July 13, 2015
Collapsed barracks at Russian Airborne Troops training center in Omsk on July 12, 2015. Screen grab from video via LifeNews

A building collapsed at the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) training center in Omsk, killing 12 soldiers and injuring 19. Eleven troops are still missing, and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has flown to the scene.

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