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5 Apr, 2008 01:47

Eleven cult followers hold out in collapsing bunker

Poor weather forecasts for the next few days in Russia’s Penza region have heightened concerns that a bunker where a doomsday cult is holed up could completely collapse. Meanwhile, the group’s spiritual leader remains unconscious in hospital after a repor

Eleven hardcore members of the cult are enduring worsening conditions in the underground hideaway after flood water from melting snow caused sections of the bunker to collapse. Earlier cave-ins prompted more than 14 people, including children, to give up their sit-in.

Those remaining in the cave are keeping to a 'vow of silence' and are believed to be assessing their options.

The cult believes the world will end in May.