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17 Oct 2018 | 11:43 AM UTC

Ukraine/Russia: Explosion at school in Kerch (Crimea) Oct. 17

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Explosion at college in Kerch (Crimean Peninsula) kills at least ten October 17; terrorism not ruled out

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ukraine, Russia

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An explosion occurred at a vocational college in the city of Kerch, located in the Crimean Peninsula, on Wednesday, October 17. At least ten people have reportedly been killed and dozens others wounded. It remains unclear if the explosion was deliberate or accidental. Russian authorities are investigating the incident and have not ruled out a terrorist attack.


Individuals in Kerch are advised to avoid the site of the incident, to keep abreast of the situation, report any suspicious objects or behavior, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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