world-news

2nd deadly explosion kills 10 in Russian city ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

London, Dec. 30 : Nearly 10 people have been killed and more than 20 injured in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd.


The blast comes a day after 17 people were killed in another suicide attack at the central station in the city.

Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia.

Moscow is concerned militant groups could be ramping up violence ahead of 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

According to the BBC, the Olympic venue is close to Russia's volatile north Caucasus region.

Volgograd lies about 900km (560 miles) south of Moscow, 650km north of the North Caucasus and 700km north-east of Sochi.

The latest explosion took place near a busy market in the city's Dzerzhinsky district.

Maksim Akhmetov, a Russian TV reporter who was at the scene of the blast, said the trolleybus was packed with people going to work in the morning rush hour, the report said.

He described the scene as 'terrible', adding that the bus was 'ravaged' and that there were 'bodies everywhere, blood on the snow'.

A spokesman for Russia's Investigative Committee said both explosions were now being treated as acts of terrorism, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 30-12-2013)

world-news headlines

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

''Hardline Pak' Lal Masjid names library after Osama bin Laden

Meet Parrot that drinks beer and headbangs to music

Cardiff University scientists make major breakthrough in Leukaemia treatment

Mata backs Moyes to reverse United's fortunes with new signings this summer

'Deeply ashamed' S. Korean ferry captain first one to abandon ship

Terry offered new one-year contract at Chelsea with massive pay-cut

Young Christian women facing greater risk of kidnappings, tortures in Egypt

Putin tells Snowden Russia doesn't spy like NSA

Now, try 'dummy' Google Glass sets for free in your home

Leading US art store admits 2.6 mln credit cards at risk of hacking

David Cameron 'stung by jellyfish' during Spanish holiday

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top