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MOSCOW, December 27, 23:45 /ITAR-TASS/. The administration of the Russian southern city of Pyatigorsk, where three persons were killed in a car blast on Friday, imposes a state of emergency, Mayor of Pyatigorsk Lev Travnev said in a live interview with the Russia 24 television channel.
“We have held a meeting of the emergencies committee and decided to impose the state of emergency,” he said.
“All the city’s services have been put on alert, security measures have been enhanced, the situation is under control,” Travnev pledged.
He confirmed the death of three persons and said that no one more had been hurt. “No one has sought medical help after the explosion,” he noted.
According to the Pyatigorsk mayor, the blast occurred in the city’s industrial zone, where there are no residential houses. In the immediate proximity to the site there are a furniture shop and the building of the local traffic police administration. These buildings will be inspected on Saturday morning. Currently, bomb specialists are working at the site, which has been cordoned off.
According to earlier reports, acting governor of the Stavropol Territory Vladimir Vladimirov and members of the territorial government arrived at the site. “The officials will assess the dange and decide about aid measures,” the press service of the governor reported.