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2006-02-23 17:52:48

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow market roof collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 56 people and trapping many in the rubble, emergency services said. Rescue workers with sniffer dogs were searching for survivors trapped under twisted metal and concrete as smoke billowed from the market's ruins. An Emergency Ministry spokesman put the death toll from the early morning accident at 56 with 32 injured. But emergency workers at the...

2006-02-23 14:56:37

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow market roof collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 56 people and trapping many in the rubble, emergency services said. Rescue workers with sniffer dogs were searching for survivors trapped under twisted metal and concrete as smoke billowed from the market's ruins. An Emergency Ministry spokesman put the death toll from the early morning accident at 56 with 32 injured. But emergency workers at the...

2006-02-23 10:37:37

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow market roof collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 49 people and trapping many in the rubble, emergency services said. Rescue workers with sniffer dogs were searching for survivors trapped under twisted metal and concrete as smoke billowed from the market's ruins. Emergency Ministry spokesmen put the death toll from the early morning accident at 49 with 31 injured in hospital. But emergency workers...

2006-02-23 09:18:05

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - A covered market in Moscow collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow on its roof, killing at least 40 people and trapping others in the rubble, emergency services said. "People trapped are calling out. They are knocking. The trouble is: time is going by," Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the scene, where rescue workers tried to locate survivors as another bitter winter's night loomed. The building in Bauman district in...

2006-02-23 09:05:38

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The roof of a covered market in Moscow collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 35 people and trapping others in the rubble, emergency services said. The roof of the market in Bauman district in eastern Moscow caved in at 5:45 a.m. (0245 GMT) after an overnight snowfall in the city which is experiencing one of its coldest winters in a generation. Viktor Beltsov, spokesman for the Emergency Ministry, was...

2006-02-23 08:57:06

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The roof of a covered market in Moscow collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 35 people and trapping others in the rubble, emergency services said. The roof of the market in Bauman district in eastern Moscow caved in at 5:45 a.m. (0245 GMT) after an overnight snowfall in the city which is experiencing one of its coldest winters in a generation. Viktor Beltsov, spokesman for the Emergency Ministry, was...

2006-02-23 05:20:35

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - The roof of a covered market in Moscow collapsed on Thursday, possibly under the weight of snow, killing at least 27 people and trapping others in the rubble, emergency services said. The roof of the market in Bauman district in eastern Moscow caved in at 5:45 a.m. (0245 GMT) after an overnight snowfall in the city which is experiencing one of its coldest winters in a generation. Viktor Beltsov, spokesman for the Emergency Ministry, was...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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