Sofia, Moscow, July 18 (Interfax) – A diplomatic source said it was unclear whether there were any Russians among those killed or injured in an explosion at an airport in Bulgaria on Wednesday.
Earlier, media reports the casualties included Russians.
“At the moment diplomatic and consular staff are checking information, including information that appears in the media,” the source told Interfax.
As the site of the blast at the airport of the city of Burgas was reportedly a bus carrying Israeli tourists, it could not be ruled out that some of the casualties were dual Israeli-Russian nationals, the source said.
Various sources put the death toll at between three and seven. The explosion is said to have left 29 people, 18 of them Israelis, injured. Three of those injured were said to be in a critical condition.
According to some reports, the explosion rocked the bus while the vehicle was parked in the arrivals zone waiting for tourists that had just arrived from Israel.
Israeli rescue workers and Bulgarian officials set off for the site of the incident.
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