Volgograd bombings: a second explosion in two days brings the death toll in the central Russian city to more than 31

Reuters stringer

Reuters stringer


    Fear is on the rise in Volgograd tonight.
    Yesterday, a suicide attacker detonated a bomb in the Russian city's main train station.
    Then, just as the rush hour was under way today, another bomb exploded -- this time on a bus, tearing the vehicle to shreds and blowing out windows in nearby apartments. More than 31 are now dead.
    With the Sochi Olympics set to start in a few weeks, Russian authorities are increasing security in Volgograd and around the country.
   Reuters reporter Maria Tsvetkova was at the site of the bombing this morning. Listen to her interview with guest host Helen Mann, from Volgograd, here:

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