Victims of Crimea school attack killed by gunshots

Aaron Brown
October 18, 2018

The explosion, which was initially reported as a gas explosion, injured at least 50 people in Kerch, a city of 147.000.

Crimean leader Sergei Askyonov said a student had carried out the attack before shooting himself. The shooter was later identified as Vladislav Roslyakov, who officials said was a local resident.

"In Kerch, an unidentified explosive device exploded", a spokesman for the National Anti-Terrorism Committee was quoted as saying. Russian explosives experts later inspected the school for other possible bombs.

A local said officials had told parents to collect their children from schools and kindergartens in the city for their safety.

Officials said an "unidentified explosive device" detonated at the technical college in Kerch, where Russian Federation has built a bridge between the peninsula and Russian Federation.

Russian Federation has opened a probe into a terrorist attack.

An explosion hit a Polytechnic College in Kerch leaving several people dead.

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Pupils and college staff were among those killed, she said.

"The President has instructed the Ministry of Health and Emergency Services Ministry to take emergency measures to assist victims of this explosion, if necessary, to ensure the urgent transportation of seriously wounded patients to leading medical institutions of Russian Federation, whether in Moscow or other cities", Peskov said.

The explosion went off at about midday (0900 UTC/GMT). They burst in five or 10 minutes after I'd left.

"At the moment, 13 are reported dead, 50 others were injured, a lot of them are teenagers".

An employee at Kerch's hospital said dozens of people were being treated for their injuries in the emergency room and in the operating theater.

Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, a move that was deemed illegal the European Union and U.S. and that triggered global sanctions.

Russia's Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova headed to the area to help coordinate assistance to the wounded and helicopters carrying emergency medical teams flew to the area.

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