Five Children Killed in Chechnya Earthquake – Health Minister

KURCHALOI (Chechnya). Oct 12 (Interfax-South) – Five of the 13 people killed in an earthquake in Chechnya were children, Chechen Health Minister Shakhid Akhmadov told Interfax early on Sunday.

Among those injured, 30 are in serious and 16 in critical condition, he said, citing a report as of midnight.

Tents are being put up. Doctors are receiving quake victims, Akhmadov said at a damaged hospital in Kurchaloi.

“The hospital has been destroyed and the maternity clinic has been seriously damaged,” the health minister said.

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