Bomb squad working in Kerch

Bomb squad working in Kerch
The victims

The explosive device packed with projectiles had detonated in the college canteen.

Experts have found the explosive device in the Kerch college and are now studying it, announced Andrei Przhezdomsky, the spokesperson of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) in a statement to RBC.

“Bomb techs are working at the site, studying the explosive device that had just been found,” Przhezdomsky said.

On October 17, Wednesday afternoon, a student of the Kerch Polytechnic College, Vladislav Roslyakov, opened fire in the building, after which he committed suicide. Meanwhile, an explosive device packed with projectiles detonated on the ground floor canteen.

17 people died, according to the National Anti-Terrorism Committee. Most of them were college students. Crimea’s head, Sergey Aksenov, said the toll was 18 people; 47 got injuries.

The terrorist act case has been reclassified to a massacre (part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code), the ICR reported.

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