Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Deadly Crimea Blast Triggers Antiterrorism Investigation

Deadly Crimea Blast Triggers Antiterrorism Investigation

Students in the Crimean college where at least 17 people died on Wednesday said they heard shooting and chaos as students fled from a gunman or multiple gunmen in the building.

A teenage gunman shot dead at least 19 people and injured dozens before killing himself at a technical college where he was a student in Russian-annexed Crimea yesterday. The Investigative Committee, Russia's top crime investigation agency, eventually said all the victims died of gunshot wounds.

A student carried out the attack and shot himself, according to the leader of the Russian-annexed peninsula Sergei Askyonov.

Russian Federation annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014, prompting global condemnation and Western sanctions. Most of the victims were students, she added.

Pupils and staff described scenes of mayhem as panicked pupils tried to flee the building. Emergency officials initially had said the blast was caused by a gas explosion.

Kerch is linked to the Russian mainland by a bridge that Putin opened in May. Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the military was sending forces and supplies to help the victims. They burst in five or 10 minutes after I'd left.

However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that terrorism was among the versions being studied, and that President Vladimir Putin had ordered security services to investigate. Troops with armoured personnel carriers were sent to the scene.

Google imposes Android app fees after huge Euro antitrust ruling
So forking Android is still really hard, but at least OEMs can try now, and, if they fail, they can still go back to Google. Last week, Google appealed the EU's biggest ever anti-trust fine, saying that Android had "created more choice, not less".

A local said officials had told parents to collect their children from schools and kindergartens in the city for their safety.

The Investigative Committee assigned the case from the category of an act of terrorism to mass killing.

"There are already lots of people in the emergency room, and in the operating theatre", the TASS news agency quoted the employee as saying.

"I heard an explosion and saw glass shards and window frames falling down", student Roman Voitenko said in remarks broadcast on Russian state television.

"I don't know what happened to the shooter". Then they ran around throwing some explosives.

The president has expressed condolences to the Ukrainians who lost their children and relatives.

Sergei, whose shirt was covered in blood, said victims "were taken away in public transport, in minibuses and buses, with two or three people in each ambulance". "I would have been dead now", she said. He was hit by debris from the blast and injured in the leg.

Like this: