Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.30
By Saba Agayeva - Trend:
According to preliminary data, there are no Azerbaijanis among the victims and injured in the blasts in Volgograd, head of the Board of the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress (VAK) in Volgograd region of Russia, Teymur Hasanov told Trend on Dec.30.
Hasanov said that after the report on the second explosion in Volgograd, VAK regional representation contacted local law enforcement bodies in order to find out whether there were our fellow citizens among the victims and injured in the blast. At the moment there is no information on the presence of Azerbaijanis among the victims or injured.
The blast occurred as a result of an unidentified explosive device triggering at a bus stop near Kachinsky market in Volgograd at 8:25, Dec.30. It resulted in human casualties.
"According to preliminary data, at least ten people were killed and 15 injured. The trolleybus was completely destroyed," RIA Novosti reported.
One possible cause of the blast was an explosive device planted in the central part of the trolley bus.
Earlier on Dec.29, there was an explosion at the railway station in Volgograd, during which 18 people were killed and about 50 were injured.
60,000 Azerbaijanis reside in Volgograd region of Russia including about 32,000 living in Volgograd.
Translated by M.L.
Efited by C.N.