A ministry spokesman said that the decision to stop rescue work at the Transvaal Water Park was made because experts believe that no one is still alive under the debris. Moscow Department for State Security and Emergencies rescue workers will continue to look for bodies and clear the rubble, he said.
As of 9:00 a.m. Moscow time, 25 people were reported dead. The rescuers retrieved 24 bodies and one person died in the hospital, the Emergencies Ministry spokesman said.
The catastrophe at one of Europe's largest water parks occurred on Saturday evening when the water park's roof collapsed.