MOSCOW, December 29, 19:30 /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova will fly to the Russian southern city of Volgograd to help organize medical assistance to people wounded in the Sunday act of terror in that city, the minister’s press secretary Olega Salagai said on Sunday.
“Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova will fly to Volgograd on Sunday to organize medical assistance to people wounded in the terrorist act,” he said.
Earlier on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin commissioned Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to go to Volgograd to organize first aid to the terrorist act victims. Presidential plenipotentiary representative in the Southern federal district Vladimir Ustinov also arrived in Volgograd.
A female suicide bomber set off an explosive device at Volgograd’s central railway station at 12:45 Moscow time on Sunday. According to the latest data, the blast killed 15 people. As many as 45 people were wounded, including a nine-year-old girl. Ten patients are in grave condition.