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Students among most victims of Kerch college blast — Crimean ombudswoman

October 17, 14:32 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. The majority of the Kerch college blast victims were students, Crimean Ombudswoman Lyudmila Lubina told TASS on Wednesday.

"Naturally, we will be resolving issues with families and rendering psychological assistance since the majority of those killed were youngsters. I will now try to fly there and consult on the scene," the ombudswoman said.

A team of psychologists is already working at the blast site, she added.

The explosion occurred at the Kerch technical college on Wednesday afternoon. According to the latest information, 10 people were killed and about 50 others were injured.

According to information of the National Anti-Terror Committee, an unidentified explosive device went off in the college’s building.

The Kerch polytechnic college was opened in 1930 to train personnel for the integrated mining and metals cluster of the Kamysh-Burun Iron Ore Plant and the Voikov Metals Factory. The college trains personnel in 16 specialties. About 300 students enroll for first-year studies at the college annually.

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