Death toll from southern Russia's bombing climbs to seven

14:36, May 27, 2010      

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Interior Ministry officers stand guard at the site of a bomb explosion in Russia's southern city of Stavropol May 26, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo) Seven people have died in an explosion that tore through the center of southern Russian city Stavropol, an emergencies official said on Thursday.

As of 8:00 a.m. Moscow time (0400 GMT), seven people had died due to the blast triggered by a home-made explosive device at around 06:45 p.m. local time (1445 GMT) Wednesday outside the city's House of Culture and Sport, just minutes before a folk dancing performance of a Chechen group started.

More than 40 people were also injured, some 30 of whom remained hospitalized.

The bomb equivalent to 200-300 grams of TNT was placed at the canopy of a building next to the local community and sports center. Other reports said it was equivalent to 400 grams of TNT and was disguised as a juice pack.

"According to preliminary information a self-made explosive device went off. It was either remote controlled or equipped with a timer and placed into an empty box of juice," said an official from the regional Investigative Committee Yekaterina Danilova.

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