Kerch tragedy kills 15 students, five adults

Kerch tragedy kills 15 students, five adults

Fifteen students and five adults are among those killed in an explosion and shooting at the Polytechnic College of Kerch in Russian-annexed Crimea, "deputy head of the Kerch administration" Dilyar Melgaziyev has told Interfax.

"Fifteen students, including six minors. Five adults," Melgaziyev said, clarifying that at the time of the tragedy six students were under the age of 18.

He added that according to preliminary data, all five adults were college employees. 

According to him, the posts of college employees will be specified later.

Earlier it was reported that among the dead was the likely culprit of the tragedy who had committed suicide.

At least 20 people were killed and about 50 were injured in an explosion and shooting at the Polytechnic College of Kerch on October 17. 

Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova said that she had appealed to Under-Secretary-General of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office Vladimir Voronkov and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland on mass murder in Kerch.


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