Three-day mourning declared in Crimea in memory of those killed in Kerch college

Three-day mourning declared in Crimea in memory of those killed in Kerch college
Photo: Kerch.FM

People have already begun to gather at the place of the tragedy with candles.

Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov declared a three-day mourning in memory of those killed in the Kerch Polytechnic College. The countdown will begin tomorrow, October 18, the press service of the head of the region reported.

People began to come to the tragedy scene to light candles in memory of the victims. The street is closed, reports Kerch.FM. The victims’ relatives have also gathered at the city hospital. The complete list of the dead and injured is still unknown.

The management of the Ostankino Tower in Moscow decided to turn off the tower’s highlights from 20:00 on October 17 until 20:00 on October 18 as a sign of mourning. Hospitals in Moscow have expressed readiness to accept the victims. The Emergencies Ministry’s plane with 29 doctors and psychologists flew to Kerch; helicopters with the necessary medical equipment landed at the airport, Life reported.

It is to be recalled that in the afternoon of October 18, armed Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, entered  the Kerch college and began shooting people. Then, an explosion occurred, in which 19 people died and about 50 were injured. Roslyakov committed suicide. The ICR checks the gunner's involvement in the explosion and establishes if he had any accomplices.

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