Russia says 3 people killed in Crimea bridge blast

TEHRAN, Oct. 08 (MNA) – Three people were killed in the Crimean bridge blast, Russian investigators said Saturday.

Russia's Anti-Terrorism Committee added that the truck driver who hit the Kerch Bridge, causing a massive explosion and fire, is a resident of Russia's Krasnodar Krai, Anadolu Agency reported.

The early morning incident left traffic suspended and brought bus and train services to a halt.

The Kerch Bridge -- a pair of parallel bridges, a road and a railroad -- is a key supply route for Russia which was built after Crimea's annexation in 2014.

Footage and images, widely shared on social media, show that a road section collapsed and train carriages were burning on the bridge, which is the longest in Europe.

The Russian committee also said the bridge was damaged by "a truck bombing."

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