31 people have been confirmed dead with another 130 injured after a suicide bomb blast today at Moscow’s biggest airport, Domodedovo.
Out of the 130 people that were injured, 51 of those are currently in hospital, 35 of them in serious conditions. The blast took place in a lounge area, close to the International Departures zone, near a cafe, contrary to earlier reports that the bomb went off in the international luggage reclaim zone. 31 have been confirmed dead, but emergency staff called to the scene have claimed there could potentially be up to 70 losses.
In what must have been a terrifying expirience, Mark Green, a passenger from a British Airways flight had just left the terminal when the bomb went off. “Literally, it shook you,” he told the BBC. “As we were putting the bags in the car a lot of alarms were going off and people started flowing out of the terminal, some of whom were covered in blood.”
The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, has taken to Twitter to promise that those responsible for the tragic attack will be tracked down and punished. “Security will be strengthened at large transport hubs,” he wrote. “We mourn the victims of the terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport. The organisers will be tracked down and punished.”
It is Russia’s most devastating attack since March 2010, when two Muslim female suicide bombers let off explosives in the metro, killing approximately 40 people, which was Russia’s worst attack since 2004.
This news is really upsetting to hear. I hate to think we still live in a world where people think something like this is necessary to make their voices heard. I hope the death toll doesn’t increase any time soon, and my best wishes go out to the families whom have lost loved ones today.
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