All news

61 people wounded in Volgograd bombing attacks still in hospitals

VOLGOGRAD, January 07, 23:27 /ITAR-TASS/. As many as 61 people, who were hurt in the bombing attacks in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd on the last days of December 2013, are still in clinics in Moscow and Volgograd, the press service of the Russian ministry of health said on Tuesday.

“Thirty-eight patients are receiving treatment in Volgograd,” the ministry said, adding that one man was in a grave condition, one more patient was in condition of moderate gravity, and the rest 36 were in satisfactory condition.

Twenty-two people are undergoing treatment in Moscow, of whom one is in critical condition, six are in serious condition, seven - in condition of moderate gravity, and five - in satisfactory condition.

One patient in grave condition was evacuated to St. Petersburg and is undergoing treatment at the academy of military medicine.

“Nine patients have been released from Volgograd’s clinics in the past several days. Five persons are receiving out-patient treatment,” the ministry said.

Two terrorist attacks were staged in the city of Volgograd over the last days of 2013. On December 29, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance to the waiting hall of Volgograd’s central railway station. On December 30, a suicide bomber blew up a trolleybus in the morning rush hour. These attacks claimed 34 lives. About 100 people were wounded.

On October 21, a female suicide bomber activated an explosive device in a bus. The blast killed seven people and wounded about 50.