In the New Year’s Eve explosion at a high-rise in central Russia, fourteen dead are confirmed but the death toll is likely to rise up, on Wednesday reports local official. The rescue team continues to pull and discover bodies from the rubble.

The office of local governor said that 14 dead bodies had been found and 27 people were unaccounted for follows the gas explosion in the Magnitogorsk city, located around 1700 km (1050 miles) east of Moscow in the Ural mountains.

Five dead had been rescued from the rubble, which include a baby and 86 residents were discovered unharmed, it said.

It further reports that “Work at the scene is continuing.”

Working hard at freezy temperature, rescue team have been combing through piles of mangled concrete and metal as tried to stabilize what remains of the walls in the Soviet-era apartment block that had been home to nearly 1100 people.

The devastating blast has destroyed over 35 apartments and has damaged 10 more, left dozens of people homeless on the New Year- the biggest and saddest holiday of this year in Russia.

More details are awaited.

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