Car blast kills two in Astana
Kazakhstan, Astana, May 24 / Trend A.Maratov /
A car caught fire and exploded on Tuesday morning in front of the Kazakh National Security Committee's detention centre in Astana. The incident killed two people, Astana Interior Department's Press Secretary Oraz Nurdilda said at a press conference.
"There is no reason for harsh conclusions," Committees' Press Secretary Kenzhebulat Beknazarov told Trend. "It is an ordinary occurrence and there is no need to suppose that it was exploded."
"The Astana Interior Department's Operation control center received information at 3.37 am on May 24 that a blast occurred near the house No.6 on the Shintas Lane," the Kazakh Interior Ministry reported.
"An investigative team revealed at the scene a car brand Audi-100 with the state number S 103 ТЕМ, dead bodies of two unidentified men of European appearance, driver's license and a hunting license belonging to 49-year old Kelplera Dmitriy, a native of the Kyrgyz Republic, passport belonging to 26-year old Ivan Cheremukhin, who was earlier convicted for theft and fraud, as well as cell Sony-Ericson," the report reads.
According to the preliminary version, two unidentified persons died as a result of spontaneous explosion of the uncovered explosives without hit filling (bolts, nails, screws, etc.).
Police reported that the inspection showed that the explosion occurred in a vehicle parked in a vacant lot, away from houses and production facilities. The blast shattered some windows of nearby buildings.
"These facts indicate the absence of signs of a terrorist act," the report indicated.
Investigation has been launched into the fact. A technical expertise of the explosion will be held.