The school building where hostages used to be detained is on fire, an RBC journalist reported from the scene. At the same time, fire-fighting vehicles cannot drive to the school building due to the security cordon set by enforcement agencies. Fire in nearby buildings can also be seen.
According to the latest information, over 300 people were injured during the rescue operation at the school in Beslan. More than 200 were taken to local hospitals, paramedics say. Another 100 were transported to Vladikavkaz.