Bodies of four members of a Tajik family killed in the Magnitogorsk disaster were transported to Tajikistan yesterday and they were buried in their naïve village of Malik Giyoyev in Kushoniyon district in Khatlon province today morning. 

Recall, twenty-four-year-old Rajambo Isoeva and her three children - 6-year-old Ahmad, 4-year-old Fotima, and 3-year-old Muhammad -- were among those who died in the collapse of apartment building in the Russia city of Magnitogorsk.  The family's father, Shuhrat Ulfatov, 26, survived and is recovering.  He is currently in a hospital in the city of Chelyabinsk after spending more than six hours under the debris.

As it had been reported earlier, an apartment block in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, partially collapsed on December 31, 2018, at approximately 6:02 a.m. local time.  The cause of the collapse is believed to have been a gas explosion.

The 10-story high-rise apartment block, built in 1973, was home to 120 people, and 48 flats collapsed in the blast.  The collapse reportedly killed at least 39 people and injured 17 others.

A day of mourning was declared in the Chelyabinsk region that includes Magnitogorsk, and residents laid flowers and placed candles at the scene.  Some Muscovites laid commemorative flowers at the entrance of the office for the regional government's representative in the capital.

Meanwhille, Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service reports the Muslim community in Magnitogorsk bid farewell on January 5 to four members of Tajik family who died under the rubble of a high-rise apartment building in Magnitogorsk.  Shuhrat Ulfatov, the father, lost his wife and three children, but was absent from the ceremony -- he is being held in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in the Chelyabinsk region and is unaware of the tragedy.