"The first funeral will be on January 4," the press service of the city's administration said.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that the death toll in Magnitogorsk gas explosion has climbed to 21. The fate of dozens of people still remains unknown.
Rescue works continue, while they are hindered by the risk of further collapse of the building.
Over $100,000 Donated for Victims
According to the Telegram channel of Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Boris Dubrovsky, people donated more than 7 million rubles (over $100,000) for the families of people killed and injured as a result of the tragedy.
Russia’s Sberbank said that it would donate 20 million rubles to support victims of the explosion. The bank also promised to consider the issue of settling loan debts of the families of victims.
The tragical event took place on December 31, reasoned by a natural gas blast that hit one of the blocks of a 10-storey residential building in Magnitogorsk, fully destroying 35 apartments and damaging 10 others.