Russian rescue workers on Thursday combed through the incinerated rubble of a shopping mall for the bodies of 25 people still missing a day after a fire ripped through the centre, leaving five dead, local officials said.
Some 25 people may still be under the rubble of a shopping centre that caught fire in the Russian city of Kazan, Interfax news agency cited the head of the regional emergencies ministry as saying on Thursday.
Australia welcome China, Japan and the United States to the Aquatic Super Series from Friday with homeboy James Magnussen hoping his slim new frame will take him to a third world championship triumph in 2015.
Danish World No.5 shuttler Jan O Jorgensen, who is recuperating from a thigh injury, on Wednesday said his main target is to win a medal in the World Championships at home as well as the Thomas Cup Final which will be held here next month.
A passenger Boeing 737 plane on Sunday crashed while landing at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan. According to reports, all 50 passengers died after the plane exploded while attempting to land on the runway.
The 2013 Kazan Universiade is on its final countdown with the opening ceremony to be held on Saturday evening as the Volga river city is ready for the first international multi-sport event in 20 years.