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RUSSIA: Two dead in explosions on Crimea bridge

TWO people have been killed following reported explosions on a bridge linking Russia with Crimea.

The couple who lost their lives in the unspecified incident were parents, according to officials in Russia’s Krasnodar region, which lies at the eastern end of the bridge.

Their daughter, who was a passenger in the car, was wounded and is in intensive care, officials said.

“The girl was injured. The hardest thing is that her parents died. No words can calm the pain of loss here,” said Vyacheslav Gladkov in a message on the Telegram messaging app.

Moscow blamed Kyiv for the blasts on the bridge – Europe’s longest – which it cast as a “terror” attack.

“Today’s attack on the Crimean bridge was carried out by the Kyiv regime. This regime is terrorist and has all the hallmarks of an international organised crime group,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

“Decisions are made by Ukrainian officials and the military with the direct participation of American and British intelligence agencies and politicians. The US and Britain are in charge of a terrorist state structure.”

She did not provide any evidence to support the claims.

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