Monday, April 11, 2011

Minsk underground explosion leaves seven dead

At least seven people were killed and fifty injured in an explosion in the subway in Minsk, capital of Belarus, according to the official news agency Belta. The explosion occurred in the central hall of the metro station "Oktiábraskaya" shortly before 18:00 local time (15:00 GMT) when the platforms were two trains full of passengers.

Witnesses said several people were injured in the collapse of the escalator leading to the street.

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