Terrorists struck in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, setting off a bomb in an escalator packed with commuters. The blast killed 11 people and wounded 100.
The bomb exploded at the height of rush hour, at 6 p.m. as commuters were attempting to catch two trains in the busiest station of the city, which has a population of 1.8 million people.
Video captured by ordinary citizens, then posted online, showed passengers of the trains stumbling out of the Oktyabrskaya station, with smoke billowing out of the tunnels.
“I heard a muffled sound, like someone opening a champagne bottle, then the wave from the blast blew out the windows in the [train] carriage,” a witness reported.
One image shows a middle-aged woman with shopping bags all around her, propped up against a wall of the station. Her legs had been shattered by the blast. Her fellow commuters were attempting to tend to her until medical help arrived.
Part of the station was demolished by the explosion. A New York Injury Lawyer has learned the station is very close to the office of the president of Belarus.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the destruction, nor has there been any motive ascertained. Belarus’s neighbor, Russia, has a great many problems with jihad, but Belarus has never faced such enemies.
There is national tension in Belarus over the reelection of the current president to a fourth term. Many see the man as an autocrat and the most recent election sparked protests against what many feel was an unfair election.
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