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2nd Deadly Blast Hits Volgograd in Just 2 Days

World | December 30, 2013, Monday // 07:50| Views: 595 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: 2nd Deadly Blast Hits Volgograd in Just 2 Days Sunday's blast rocked Volgograd-1 station at around 12:45 (08:45 GMT) at a time of year when millions of Russians are travelling to celebrate the New Year. Photo by Getty Images

At least 14 people have been killed and 40 others hurt in a suspected terrorist attack on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, officials say.

The blast comes a day after 17 people died in a suicide bombing at the central station in the city.

Security has been tightened at railway stations and airports across Russia.

Sunday's blast rocked Volgograd-1 station at around 12:45 (08:45 GMT) at a time of year when millions of Russians are travelling to celebrate the New Year.

A nearby security camera facing the station caught the moment of the blast, showing a bright orange flash behind the station's main doors.

The explosion shattered windows and sent debris and plumes of smoke from the station entrance.

In October, a bomber blew up a passenger bus in Volgograd, killing six people and wounding more than 30 others.

Russian media reported that a female Islamist suicide bomber from the Russian region of Dagestan was responsible for that attack.

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