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Thursday, September 9, 1999 Published at 17:53 GMT 18:53 UK

World: Europe

Moscow's blast in pictures

Security officials say the huge blast in Moscow that destroyed an apartment block was caused by a 200kg bomb.

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Most people in the nine-storey apartment would have been asleep at the time of the explosion.

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More than 150 people were hurt and many were killed in the blast.

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Efforts continue but there is thought to be little hope of finding more survivors.

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Search teams carry out body bags.

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Between the ground and the third floors, 108 apartments were destroyed.

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More than 200 people lived in the building in the south-east of the city.

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This is the third bomb attack in Russia in the past 10 days.

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