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    Two blasts hit the Moscow metro system during the rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 20 people, the emergencies ministry said.

    Two blasts hit the Moscow metro system during the rush hour on Monday morning, killing at least 20 people, the emergencies ministry said.

    The first blast occurred at around 8:00 a.m. (05:00 GMT) at the central Moscow Lubyanka station and killed 20 people and injured 11.

    A RIA Novosti employee who was on the train said it occurred in the tunnel between the Lubyanka and Okhotny Ryad stations.

    The second blast occurred some 45 minutes last at the nearby Park Kultury station.

    A RIA Novosti employee on the station platform at the time of the second blast described how the explosion left a number of people injured. He was unable to confirm that there were any fatalities.

    "There was smoke everywhere...people are being evacuated," he said.

    MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti)

     

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