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Gunman kills 19 at Crimea College

At least nineteen people have been killed after a mass shooting and explosion at a college in Russian-occupied Crimea.

Russian authorities say Vladislav Roslyakov, an eighteen-year-old student at the vocational school, carried out the attack and then shot himself dead.

Though it was initially thought to be a possible terror attack, Russia is currently treating the incident as mass murder.

Investigators say the victims of the attack in the Black Sea city of Kerch all died from gunshot wounds, in contrast with earlier reports that the explosion had killed some students.

Around forty people, the majority of them teenagers, are believed to have been injured.

Initial reports said the blast had been caused by a gas explosion, but investigators later said a shrapnel-filled improvised explosive device had gone off in the school cafeteria.

A state of emergency has been declared in Crimea, and Sky News reports said schools and nurseries had been evacuated.

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