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2 voters die at polling stations in Ukraine, 2 bomb threat calls found false

October 28, 2012, 14:36 UTC+3
Chairman of the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission notes that in general “the voting is being held absolutely as scheduled”
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KIEV, October 28 (Itar-Tass) —— In the first hours of voting in Ukraine the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission received several reports over the incidents in various regions of the country, including the cases, when two elderly people died at the polling stations. A 71-year-old man died at a polling station in Lvov. After the voting he was feeling bad and died right at the polling station. The similar lethal case occurred in Irpen outside Kiev, where a 76-year-old woman died.

The emergency services and the police were put on alert twice to search for possible explosive devices in Odessa and Kremenchug. In the first case the unnamed bomb threat caller said about a bomb planted in the election staff of a candidate, in the second case a bomb threat caller said about a bomb at the trading centre on one of the main streets in Kremenchug. Both bomb threat calls luckily turned out to be false. “The voting at the general elections cannot be held without some problems,” Chairman of the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission Vladimir Shapoval said, noting that in general “the voting is being held absolutely as scheduled.”

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