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At least 23 people dead, 19 injured in Russian military barracks collapse in Siberia

  • A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo/Dmitry Feoktistov)

    A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo/Dmitry Feoktistov)  (The Associated Press)

  • Soldiers stand guard at an entrance to a military base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling of the Russian military barracks collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo/Dmitry Feoktistov)

    Soldiers stand guard at an entrance to a military base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling of the Russian military barracks collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo/Dmitry Feoktistov)  (The Associated Press)

  • A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo)

    A military barrack with collapsed ceiling is seen at a base in Omsk, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2015. The ceiling collapsed Monday, causing four stories to crumble. Rescuers searched for hours for victims trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center following the collapse that occurred in the early hours of the morning. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The Russian defense ministry says 23 people have died and 19 have been injured when the ceiling of military barracks collapsed in Siberia.

Rescuers search for hours for men trapped under the debris of an airborne troops training center in Omsk where the ceiling collapsed in the early hours of Monday.

The defense ministry said they found the bodies of the 23 missing people under the debris by late morning and called off the search.

Authorities have sent 10 gravely injured men to Moscow for treatment.

The defense ministry would not speculate on the cause of the accident. Ministry spokesman Gen.-Maj. Igor Konashenkov said the building was renovated in 2013 but he insisted that could not have caused the collapse.