An explosion on a bus in Togliatti

The Tolyatti on Wednesday morning in the bus explosion. As a result 8 people were killed, including one child. In addition, 51 people received injuries of varying severity, three of them - the children.

According to the Department of Health of the Samara region, five adults taken to a burn center, 41 - to the hospital N2 Togliatti. Victims of the explosion received mainly head injuries and concussions. At the same time, four of the wounded are in serious condition, they are now on the operating table.

An explosion in a bus thundered today at 8:17 am local time (7:17 MSK) in the central area of ​​the city, at the intersection of Marx and Gagarin. The blast had shattered windows on the first and second floors of the building located nearby. Some tenants also sought medical help.

Eyewitnesses reported the morning of the explosion, that an explosive device may have been packed with metal balls. This is evidenced by the nature of injuries that have received the passengers. Another eyewitness said that the bodies blast literally thrown from the passenger compartment of the bus. With their ripped clothes, some severed limbs.

As explained by RBC in the police of the city, an explosion damaged a lot of students. Hospitalized 17 students and several teachers of the Togliatti Institute of Service. Note that along the route of this bus is several schools and three universities.

For the relatives of victims of the explosion in a bus in Togliatti open telephone "hot line". Her number: (8482) 28-33-08, 28-12-39, 28-12-10.

Almost immediately after the explosion of a public bus in the city began to spread rumors about several bomb blasts in the heart of Tolyatti. The regional Emergency Ministry called these rumors unfounded, and confirmed that there was only one explosion.

Meanwhile found the driver of the bus exploded. Currently, it works with physicians and investigators. A man is in a state of shock, making it difficult to obtain evidence. Earlier, some media reported that the whereabouts of the driver is unknown.

In connection with an event in the Samara Region established operational headquarters. On the scene of the tragedy came the regional governor Vladimir Artyakov, who has already stated that upon explosion prosecuted under two articles of the Criminal Code - 205 (terrorism), as well as Part 2 of Article 105 (murder of two and more people).

In addition, in Togliatti Moscow flew a group of forensic investigators the central office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation headed by its Chairman Alexander Bastrykin. CSU will have practical assistance to their colleagues in Togliatti investigation of the incident.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the authorized representative in the Volga Federal District Alexander Konovalov requested to take all possible measures to help the victims and families of those killed in the explosion in the bus. Envoy in turn, reported to the President on actions taken in connection with the current tragedy.

Samara Region Governor Vladimir Artyakov announced on 1 November 2007. a day of mourning.


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