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EMERCOM plane flies to Volgograd to take on board injured in bus blast

October 21, 2013, 19:42 UTC+3
Medics of Centrospas unit of Russia’s EMERCOM and of Zashchita All-Russian Disaster Medicine Centre of the Russian Health Ministry will accompany the injured
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Photo ITAR-TASS/ Dmitry Rogulin

Photo ITAR-TASS/ Dmitry Rogulin

MOSCOW, October 21 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) sent a plane to Volgograd to carry to Moscow clinics for treatment those heavily injured in an urban bus explosion, EMERCOM spokeswoman Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.

“An Il-76 plane equipped with five medical modules took off from Ramenskoye airfield near Moscow. The modules permit rendering urgent medical aid in flight to the injured,” she said.

Medics of Centrospas unit of Russia’s EMERCOM and of Zashchita All-Russian Disaster Medicine Centre of the Russian Health Ministry will accompany the injured during the flight.

According to the information of the Investigative Committee, 32 people, including a child, were hospitalized as a result of the urban bus blast in Volgograd’s Krasnoarmeisky district. There were 40 people on the bus at the moment of the explosion. Six passengers and the suicide bomber woman were killed by the blast.

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