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Russian bus blast kills two, injures 17 – TASS

Investigators work at a site of a bus explosion in the city of Voronezh, Russia August 12, 2021. Picture taken August 12, 2021. REUTERS/Vladimir Lavrov

MOSCOW, Aug 13 – An explosion on a bus killed two people and injured 17 in the southwestern Russian city of Voronezh on Thursday evening, TASS news agency reported, and counterterrorism officials were coordinating investigations into the blast.

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The cause of the explosion, which took place near a bus stop when about 30 people were on board the bus, was still unclear.

Video footage published online showed the blast tearing the vehicle apart from the inside, with windows and debris sent flying in all directions.

Specialists of the FSB security service were studying materials from the site, the National Antiterrorism Committee said in a statement, adding it was looking for those responsible for the incident.Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov Writing by Polina Devitt and Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Alistair Bell and Frances Kerry

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AUGUST 13, 2021

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