MOSCOW (NEWSnet/AP) — Family and friends of those missing after an attack at a concert hall in Moscow await news about their loved ones. Russia observed a day of national mourning.

Events at cultural institutions were canceled, flags were lowered and TV entertainment and ads were suspended, according to state news agency RIA Novosti. A steady stream of people brought flowers to a memorial near the hall.

The attack, which has been claimed by an affiliate of the Islamic State group, is the nation’s deadliest in years.

As rescuers continue to search the damaged building, some families still don’t know if members who went to the event are alive.

As the death toll mounted Saturday, Igor scoured hospitals in Moscow and the nearby region, looking for information on newly admitted patients.

Moscow Region’s Emergency Situations Ministry posted a video Sunday showing equipment dismantling the damaged music venue to allow better access for rescue workers.

Authorities arrested four suspected attackers on Saturday. No court hearing has been announced.

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