At least 18 people were killed Wednesday in an explosion at a technical college in the city of Kerch on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a Russian anti-terror committee representative said.
In this image made from video, showing the scene as emergency services load an injured person onto a truck, in Kerch, Crimea, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo: AP)
"According to provisional information, 18 people died, and 50 were injured," National Anti-Terror Committee spokesman Andrei Przhedomskikh told official news agency TASS, adding that the building was evacuated and cordoned off after the "explosion".
Russia said Wednesday it had opened a criminal investigation into a "terrorist attack" after an unidentified explosive device went off in a technical college in the city of Kerch in Moscow-annexed Crimea, killing at least 18 and injuring around 50.
The Investigative Committee, which probes major incidents, said in a statement that it had "opened a criminal case into a terrorist attack over the explosion in a college in Kerch."
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