Crimean Blast: What do we know by now?

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

What has happened in Kerch college in Crimea?
18:00, 17 October 2018

An explosion thundered at a college in Kerch, the town in the Russian-occupied Crimea Wednesday. It has claimed the lives of at least ten people; another fifty sustained injuries.

The information center of Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee confirmed that the blast of the explosive device took place at Kerch college.

"In Kerch, the blast of the unidentified explosive device took place…preliminary, 10 people died, about 50 people injured," the committee noted.

The bomb squad of the FSB explored the site.

The emergency workers specified that the possible cause of the explosion is the gas leakage at the local cafeteria.   

Vladimir Ivanov, the 'assistant head of the Crimean Department of Russia's Emergencies Ministry' confirmed that the blast took place; it did not affect any of the major construction elements of the building.

As it was reported later, the reason for the explosion in annexed Crimea is the blast of unidentified explosive device.

According to the initial version, the explosion took place due to the gas leak; however, it became known that the building of the college was not connected to the gas supply.

According to Sergiy Aksyonov, the self-proclaimed acting head of Crimea, 18 people died and over 40 got injured in an explosion in Kerch Polytechnic College.

Later, it became known that an 18-year-old student of the fourth year of college Vladyslav Roslyakov conducted mass murder in Kerch. He himself died, as the press office of Russia’s Investigation Committee reported.


As of now, the committee reports 17 dead and 50 injured people. The initial inspection of the body indicates that they died from the gunshots. According to the self-proclaimed acting head of Crimea Sergiy Aksyonov, 18 people died.

The investigation reports that Roslyakov shot people in the college and then he committed a suicide.

It should be noted that Crimea’s Prosecutor’s Office, located in Kyiv, as well as the Russian law enforcers, opened a criminal proceeding on the explosion in Kerch. A pre-qualification is a terrorist attack.

The investigation bodies of the Central Investigation Department of Russia on Crimea reclassified the case on a Crimean blast from a terrorist attack to murder.

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