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Belarus: Explosion at Minsk metro system

Eleven people are reported to have been killed and hundreds injured by an explosion in the metro system in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

35 people were also reported injured in the blast just before 1800 local time (1500 GMT). The cause is not yet known.

An eyewitness reported smoke rising from the Oktyabrskaya metro station in the city centre, and casualties being taken to the surface on stretchers.

  • 11 Apr 2011
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