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Death toll rises in Russian dam explosion


Russian officials now say up to 76 people are feared to have died in the explosion at the country's biggest hydro-electric power station on Monday.

64 people are still missing after the blast destroyed the power station's main turbine hall.

The owners of the Sayano-Shushenskaya power plant in Siberia say it is unlikely any survivors will be found.

Neil Bowdler reports.


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