Moscow, 4 September 2000 (RFE/RL) - Russia's Emergency Ministry says two people were killed by an explosion in the small, central industrial town of Ryazan today. A ministry spokeswoman said at least four people were injured by the blast, which occurred at 0835 local time and tore apart a kiosk in the market. Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion. Ryazan is 150 kms south of Moscow.
The explosion comes nearly a month after a bomb attack in a crowded underground passageway in central Moscow that killed 12 people.