Five Russian children die in school collapse


BELYAYEVKA, Russia — Part of a school building in a provincial Russian town collapsed on Wednesday, killing five children and injuring four, the latest casualties of Russia’s crumbling infrastructure. An entire section of the two-storey building housing the school in Belyayevka, 75 miles from the regional capital Orenburg in the southeastern Urals, came crashing down, spreading debris over a wide area.

Local people rushed to help firemen and police trying to rescue children from the rubble, and emergency workers sent from Orenburg brought in a crane to help remove the piles of debris.