14 confirmed dead in Russia high-rise blast: reports

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Russian emergency services rescuing a baby after the collapse of a high-rise building. 

MOSCOW - At least 14 people are confirmed dead from the New Year's Eve explosion at a high-rise apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, news agencies reported on Wednesday.

Citing local emergency officials, the RIA Novosti, TASS and Interfax news agencies said the number of dead had risen to 14 as rescuers pulled more bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building.