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    No Casualties in St. Petersburg Apartment Building 'Clap'

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    Residents have been evacuated from an apartment building in St. Petersburg following a loud clap that local authorities told Sputnik on Thursday did not lead to any casualties.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A municipal emergencies service spokeswoman said earlier that "there was a clap, part of the lining collapsed, an evacuation is underway."

    "People did not suffer when part of the brickwork collapsed, one car was damaged," a source with the Russian Emergencies Ministry's northwestern regional center said.

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