20 People Dead in Gun Attack at Russian-Annexed Crimea College (Photos + VIDEO) – UPD

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Polytechnic College in Russian-annexed Crimea was hit by a terror attack followed by a deadly bomb that killed at least 20 people (mostly teenagers).

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UPD. October 18:

  • The Government of Crimea has published an official list of those killed in the massacre at the Kerch Polytechnic College.
  • Among the dead – five teachers of the school and 15 students, including six minors.
  • BBC Russian has been speaking to witness that stated “I was at the epicentre of the first explosion, at the entrance, near the buffet. I was in complete shock and one of my classmates started pulling me away. Then I heard several shots at intervals of two or three seconds. After a while there was another explosion.”

Source: AP

Source: AP

What happened? 

  • In Kerch, there was an explosion at the Polytechnic College.
  • Explosive device with metal parts blew up the college.
  • According to the head of the Crimea, 17 people died, about 40 were injured.
  • Alleged attack member found dead in the college building. The suspect killed themselves.
  • The state of emergency declared, the government closed all schools and kindergartens.

Russia’s Investigative Committee said: “According to preliminary data, an unidentified explosive device packed with metal objects went off today in the dining room of the Kerch Polytechnic College.”

Source: Yekaterina Keizo/Tass

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that it might be a terror attack.

Source: Yekaterina Keizo/Tass

The President has instructed the Ministry of Health and Emergency Services Ministry to take emergency measures to assist victims of this explosion, if necessary, to ensure the urgent transportation of seriously wounded patients to leading medical institutions of Russia, whether in Moscow or other cities,” Peskov said.

“There are a lot of bodies, a lot of bodies of children,” the school director, Olga Grebennikova said in the video, which was posted to the news site KerchNet. The attackers “ran with automatic rifles, I don’t know what they were, on the second floor, opening offices and killing everyone they could find”.

“I would also be a corpse,” she said. “Because all of my people were shot to death. Kids and employees were killed.”

Possible shooter

This photo was spread by the social media users. A man in the photo might be the one who organized the attack.

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