Greek Teacher among Beslan Terror Victims
Yanis Kanidis, 74, taught sports to the children of the School Number 1 in Beslan.
The Union of Greek Emigrants has sent a letter of condolences to the family of Kanidis, MPA news agency informed.
A Turkish 9-year-old girl, whose mother and baby sister were released by the terrorist a day before Friday's massacre, is the other non-Russian victim identified so far among the nearly 350 dead.
Russian security services are now trying to verify persistent reports that weapons had been brought into the school long before the siege began.
Some of the hostages said they were forced by the extremists to lift the floorboards and to remove ammunition and explosives from underneath.
Some of the relatives were allowed into the gym, where the hostages were held.
Under the remainder of the ceiling, which came down on hostages after one of the explosions, and by the burnt-out basketball hoops, people were laying flowers, some of the locals barely able to move.
Local authorities in Beslan have promised to demolish what remains of the school building. They are planning to erect a monument to the dead at the site of one of the worst tragedies in Russian history.
Russia has slipped into two days of mourning, September 6 and 7, over the victims of worst so far terrorism drama in the country.
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