Last children brought out of Russian Doomsday cultists' cave

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Moscow, Apr 2 (UNI) One of the members of the Russian Doomsday sect that have holed up in a bunker in the Penza region since November came to the surface today, bringing with her two young children, Russian news agencies reproted.

One of the children is under two years. The two other children held by the sect were brought out of the shelter on April 1.

So far, a total of 21 sect members have left the cave since March 29. The move came as the shelter began to collapse due to thaw waters. There are now 11 members left underground. All of them are adults.

''Early in the morning, the bunker further caved in. This acted as a sign for the sect members and they decided to come to the surface after this,'' a member of the negotiating team told journalists.

The woman and the two children are now at the home of the group's founder, 43-year-old Pyotr Kuznetsov, in the nearby village of Nikolskoye.

The Doomsday cultists had taken shelter in the cave to avoid Apocalypse which they believed would come in May. They had threatened to set themselves on fire if any attempt was made to remove them by force.

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