Crimean city Kerch college became a place of the tragic incident: at least 10 people have been killed in an explosion at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea, BBC reported.
Dozens of people wounded and at least ten dead after the bomb explosion in the premises of Crimean college, confirmed the local authorities. According to their version, an improvised explosive device detonated at the technical college in Kerch. Most of the blast victims were students of the technical college, which is a vocational school for teenagers.
Kerch is known as the place where Russia has built a bridge between the peninsula and Russia, the construction of such an important infrastructural object made Ukrainian government very angry.
The Russian national guard official believes the incident was a deliberate “terrorist act”, while the initial reports had suggested that the blast was some sort of gas explosion. A Kremlin spokesman had also called Kerch incident a deliberate attack, which is now investigating as a possibility.
As the director of Kerch polytechnic recalls, the unknown armed men had broken into the building. Olga Grebennikova compared it to the school siege of Beslan in 2004, during which about 330 people died, most of them were children. The local police have initiated the investigation of the deadly bomb explosion, while Russia’s Investigative Committee declared the assault a terrorist attack and said the explosive device was laced with metal strips that acted as shrapnel when it was detonated.