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Officials: 2 blasts on subway kill dozens

March 29, 2010

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— Moscow emergency officials and Russian news agencies say two explosions have hit the Moscow subway system, killing at least 25 people.

Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova says the dead in the first blast this morning include 14 people who were in the train and another 11 people who were on the platform at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow.

State news agencies ITAR-Tass and RIA Novosti report a second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later. There was no immediate word on casualties there.

The causes of the blasts were not immediately confirmed.

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