"Debris and fragments scattered tens of meters": Eyewitnesses talk about an explosion in a minibus in Voronezh
There is additional information related to the explosion of the PAZ minibus in Voronezh. Recall that the explosion occurred the day before at around 21:30 (Moscow time). At that moment, the passenger bus was at a stop in the central part of the city, near one of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in the city - "Chizhov Gallery". According to initial data, 17 people were injured as a result of the explosion. Many of them have cut wounds from shards of glass and fragments of the metal lining of the bus, as well as head injuries.
After a while, information appeared that one of the passengers, a woman about 35 years old, had died in an emergency hospital. By now, information has come about the second victim of the explosion. She was a woman born in 1966. Doctors fought for her life to the last, but the efforts were unsuccessful.
The work of investigators continues, connected with clarifying the reasons for the incident. It became known that within a few hours experts from Moscow arrived in Voronezh to help local law enforcement officers establish all the details of the incident.
The main possible cause is still referred to as “hardware failure”. At the same time, it has not yet been indicated what kind of equipment in a PAZik with a diesel engine could lead to such consequences. The version about an explosive device or the carriage of flammable or explosive substances in the passenger compartment is also not swept aside.
It was confirmed that no damaging elements, with the exception of fragments of the bus itself, were found.
Flowers from the residents of Voronezh began to appear at the scene of the tragedy, expressing condolences to the relatives of the victims.
Eyewitnesses, talking about the explosion in the bus, talk about its relatively high power. A visitor from the territory of Ukraine who was at the scene of the incident, who was with his family at the bus stop, compared the power of the explosion with "two mortar mines." The man took part in helping the victims and was one of the first to run into the bus after the explosion.
Other eyewitnesses, commenting on the incident, note that the dispersal of glass fragments and metal parts of the bus structure amounted to several tens of meters - cars that passed at a relatively large distance from the minibus stationed at the stop were injured.
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