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Certain victims' names of terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall identified

23 March 2024 [14:20] - TODAY.AZ

The names of 41 people killed in the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall have been identified, the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region said, Azernews reports.

The list includes the name of an Azerbaijani named Vugar Huseynov, born in 1983.

To note, Russia's Investigative Committee has announced that the death toll in a terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk in the Moscow Region of the Russian Federation has risen to 115.

According to Russia's Health Ministry, the condition of 44 people, including 2 children, who were injured in the terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall, are assessed as serious.

12:40

Unidentified people have conducted a terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk in the Moscow Region of the Russian Federation, and, more than 60 people were killed, and another 100 were wounded, TASS reports citing the latest figures.

Security has been tightened in Moscow and regions, with mass evens being cancelled. Leaders of other countries have expressed condemnation of the terrorist attack and offered condolences due to people’s death.

TASS has collected the main facts about the incident at the moment.

A group of unidentified gunmen armed with assault rifles went on a shooting spree in the lobby and then inside the concert hall just before a concert by the rock band Picnic, eyewitnesses said. Later an explosion took place in the building and a fire started.

The fire at Crocus City Hall consumed an area of 12,900 square meters, according to the latest information, with the roof starting to partially collapse. In particular, helicopters were used to extinguish the fire. The Emergencies Ministry reported at around 01:00 a.m. Moscow time on Saturday that the fire had been localized.

According to the latest figures provided by the Investigative Committee, more than 60 people died in the terrorist attack. The death toll may rise, the Investigative Committee noted.

Some 115 people were hospitalized, including 5 children, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said. More than 30 people have requested ambulatory care.

Sixty people are in severe condition. Almost all surgeries necessary have been performed, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed about the incident a few minutes after it started, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. The president is constantly supplied by all relevant services with information and he has given "all the necessary instructions," Peskov stressed.

01:10

Forty people have been killed and more than 100 others have been injured, according to preliminary data, in a terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall near Moscow, TASS reports citing Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).

"According to preliminary data, as a result of the terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall building 40 people were killed and over 100 were injured," the FSB said.

Special services are conducting a search effort, measures are underway to provide assistance to those injured.

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