Monday, March 29, 2010

40 dead in Moscow transit blasts

At least 40 people have died in two blasts on Moscow's subway system. The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station killing 25. A spokesperson for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said, "Fourteen people were killed in the train and 11 on the platform." Irina Andrianova said the apparent attack hit the second carriage of a metro train that stopped at Lubyanka at 07:56 local time [03:56 GMT]. A second blast came about 40 minutes later at 08:38 (0438 GMT) on the same line at Park Kultury station killing at least 12 [BBC / Al Jazeera]. Russia Today was broadcasting pictures showing ambulances arriving at hospitals [RT Live]. An early photograph emerged on a German website showing people lying in a subway tunnel [Tages Anzeiger].

tvnewswatch, Beijing, China

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