The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said the bomb set alight seven railway carriages carrying fuel.

A truck bomb has caused a fire and the collapse of a section of a bridge linking Russia with Crimea, according to Russian authorities.

The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said the bomb set alight seven railway carriages carrying fuel, resulting in a “partial collapse of two sections of the bridge”.

The committee did not immediately apportion blame.

The 12-mile bridge across the Kerch Strait linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov is the longest in Europe.

It cost billions of pounds to build and it has provided an essential link to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Ukrainian officials have repeatedly threatened to strike the bridge.

By Press Association

https://www.lbc.co.uk/world-news/3e4dc83e5dff4ef59a0e114e9555e994/

3 comments

    • Incompetence alone with A little help from our heroes or providence or God. I’ll take any of the above

  1. Since the truck went up as well, that would have been a suicide mission. IF the trucker was in on it. I doubt he was. Most likely someone put an large charge in the truck as part of the normal cargo. A couple thousand pounds of explosives wouldn’t be much of anything to the truck and the trucker would have no reason to suspect he already had his last Vodka libation.

    Although I was joking earlier, I’d really like to see what would happen if Putin suddenly got a temperance hair up is tush and severely restricted the amount alcohol that could be sold. The show would be worth stocking up on popcorn.

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