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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Station Blast Ruled Accidental

Russian authorities confirmed Monday the explosions that destroyed a Moscow police station last week, killing six people, were not, contrary to the suggestion of earlier reports, a "terrorist act."


Six people died and 21 were injured, when the two-story building in the eastern district of Vykhino collapsed Wednesday.


Witnesses said three explosions ripped through the building, bringing the ceiling crashing down.


Interfax said Monday that large amounts of oil-waste products had been found under and around the destroyed police station.


It quoted a spokesman for the Federal Counterintelligence Service as denying earlier reports that had blamed the explosions on terrorists.