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Forty People Found Alive After Russian Arms Blasts

The blast at an arms depot outside the city of Ulyanovsk
MOSCOW (Reuters) -- Over 40 people feared dead in a series of blasts at a Russian arms depot have been found alive, the governor of the region where the explosions took place said.

"I am extremely happy that more than 40 people escaped from that warehouse because they were exactly those people we considered were missing," Ulyanovsk Governor Sergei Morozov told state television.

Morozov was earlier quoted by Interfax news agency as saying 35 missing people were unlikely to be found alive. Media reports said the 40 survivors were rescued from a bomb shelter at the depot.