There is rather contradictory information about the number of victims in North Ossetian town of Beslan in southern Russia. Western TV companies report at least 100 dead bodies were found in the gymnasium of the school, where the hostages were kept during the crisis.
The North Ossetian Interior Ministry has virtually confirmed the information. There are dozens of dead bodies in the gym, RIA Novosti reports.
Not less than 340 people have been hospitalized to local hospitals of Beslan and Vladikavkaz. A half of them are children.
The N.Ossetian Healthcare Ministry said the patients have gunshot wounds and burns. The patients are in a serious, but stable condition.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part