Death toll in Belarus subway blast reaches 12
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:05 AM

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(Source: Associated Press/AP Online)MINSK, Belarus - Belarus' Health Ministry says the death toll from a subway explosion in the Belarusian capital has reached 12 after another victim died at a hospital.

The Health Ministry said that 126 victims of Monday's blast have been hospitalized, and 22 of them remain in critical condition. Viktor Sirenko, the chief doctor of the Minsk Emergency Hospital, said Tuesday that many victims had their legs or arms missing.

The Oktyabrskaya subway station hit by the blast is within 100 meters (yards) of the presidential administration building. President Alexander Lukashenko suggested outside forces could be behind it.

Belarus' domestic security agency that still goes under the Soviet-era name KGB says it has identified a suspected bomber and was searching for him, but gave no further details.

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