The death toll after a massive fire ripped through a shopping mall in Russia rose to 11 on Friday, as rescue workers combed through the rubble for victims, local officials said.
"Eleven bodies have been found," Andrei Rodygin, spokesman for the emergencies ministry in Tatarstan told the RIA Novosti news agency.
Officials had announced the deaths of a woman and four men on Thursday after the blaze destroyed the three-storey building in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan some 800 kilometres (500 miles) east of Moscow.
The emergency situations ministry said Thursday up to 25 people were still missing and it could take several days to comb through the masses of debris.
Rodygin said rescue workers had pulled a cat alive from the debris on Friday.