Two people have reportedly been killed and 13 others injured when an intercity bus blew up at a coach station in Nevinnomyssk, a town in Russia's southern Stavropol region. Police believe terrorists are responsible for the explosion.
The bomb exploded in the rear of the vehicle and was packed with metal parts to cause maximum damage.
It's reported the vehicle was empty at the time of the explosion on Sunday afternoon.
More than 30 people that were traveling on the bus have already left it.
The identity of victims of the blast is still unknown. But it's reported that they are both women.
The bus caught fire after the explosion.
Emergency Situations Ministry officials are working at the scene.
The injured were taken to hospital. Three of them are in critical conditions.
And a witness of the blast says emergency services were quick to react.
"I've heard a blast and it was quite powerful. The windows my apartment overlook the station and I was standing and smoking. In several seconds the bus caught fire, it was almost empty. The passengers got out at the station. There was another bus nearby the blast knock out its windows. All the emergency services were quick to react. Ambulances and fire brigades arrived in five minutes. After the fire was put out police and special services began looking into the matter," Alexandr, Nevinnomyssk resident, told Russia Today.
A little more than two weeks ago a coach blast killed five passengers and injured 13 others in the republic of North Ossetia.
In October, a bomb exploded on a bus in the city of Tollglatti in central Russia, killing eight people. Seventy others were injured.
Both incidents are being treated as terrorist attacks.