View Full Version : At Least 12 Injured in Explosion in Belarus' Subway System

04-11-2011, 02:24 PM
DEVELOPING: MINSK, Belarus -- An explosion tore through a subway station in the Belarusian capital during evening rush hour Monday, causing at least a dozen serious injuries and sending clouds of smoke pouring into the street.

The official state news agency Belta said there were fatalities.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene saw heavily wounded people being carried out of the station including at least one person with missing legs.

There was no immediate official count on casualties.

Several witnesses told The Associated Press that the explosion roared out just as passengers were stepping off a train in the Oktyabrskaya station about 6 p.m. local time. The station is where Minsk's two subway lines intersect and was crowded with transferring passengers at the end of the work day.

One witness, Alexei Kiklevich, said at least part of the station's ceiling collapsed after the explosion.

There was no immediate indication of whether the blast was an accident or a terrorist attack.


04-11-2011, 04:15 PM
Probably Russian nationalists or people who are sick and fucking tired of Lukashenko's dictatorial bullshit. Not gonna rule out Dagestan or Checnya (Subways obviously fits their MO), but Belarus has been distanced from Russia over the past couple years and I dont see why they'd start killing Belorussians now when they had more reason to a while ago.