The Telegram channel Mash has published a video of a truck being checked, which is supposed to have exploded on the Crimean bridge. The footage from the surveillance camera installed at the checkpoint before entering the Krymsky Bridge shows that an employee conducting an inspection quickly looks inside the truck, but does not find anything suspicious there.
Baza, in turn, showed on Telegram a video of a truck explosion on the bridge, filmed from different angles.
It is noted that special equipment has been installed at the entrance to the Crimean bridge, which should track explosives in vehicles.
The VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, citing a source in law enforcement agencies , reports that the shift that was checking transport on the Crimean bridge on the morning of October 8 was “detained and interrogated.” “The main version is the human factor: a bribe or negligence,” the Telegram channel writes, noting that “a convenient time was chosen for the explosion” – early Saturday morning, “when all smugglers go to the peninsula.”
The explosion on the Crimean bridge occurred around 6:00 Moscow time on October 8. A truck driving along the automobile part of the bridge exploded. According to the video from the scene, three spans of the automobile part of the bridge collapsed due to the explosion, and the tanks of the train following along the railway part also caught fire. According to Baza, as a result of a fire on the railway part of the bridge, 1.3 kilometers of railway tracks were damaged (the length of the entire bridge is about 19 kilometers).
The Crimean bridge is completely closed. The authorities of the annexed peninsula said that on October 8, the ferry service, which was the main route of communication between Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory, would start working before the Crimean bridge was put into operation. The authorities of the annexed peninsula promised tourists who cannot leave Crimea yet one more day of accommodation in hotels and sanatoriums for free. In total, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, there are about 50 thousand tourists on the peninsula.