Oktyabrskaya metro station
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Belarus: Blast rocks Minsk metro near Lukashenko office

Amateur footage appears to show the scene in Oktyabrskaya metro station, after an explosion.

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko says 11 people were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion in the metro system of the capital, Minsk.

He called for a moment of silence to honour those killed in the blast, which struck a metro station close to his main office and residence.

The cause of the explosion, at 1755 local time (1555 GMT), is not known.

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  • 11 Apr 2011
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