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There are already 133 fatalities in the attack in Moscow

Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of deaths after Friday's attack at the Crocus City Hall concert hall, near Moscow, rose to 133 people, the Russian Investigative Committee reported today.

“During the removal of the debris inside the theater, the number of deaths in the attack has increased to 133 people. Search operations continue,” the agency said.

Previously, the governor of the Moscow region, Andrei Boroviov, told the press present at Crocus City Hall that he had just been with emergency teams removing the rubble, and unfortunately, the death toll will increase by the amount of people who were trapped in the premises.

Likewise, medical services said that among those injured during the attack and who are in hospital facilities, 44 are in an extremely serious situation, including a minor.

On Friday, a group of armed men, dressed in camouflage clothing, unleashed a shootout at the Crocus City concert hall, located in the city of Krasnogorsk, Moscow province, just a few minutes before the start of a concert by the Russian rock band Picnic.

The shooting was followed by a fire, which, according to the Ministry of Emergencies, affected an area of ​​almost 13 thousand square meters.

So far, 11 people involved in the attack have been arrested, including the four attackers who opened fire on the crowd at Crocus City Hall. According to the FSB, after the attack the terrorists tried to flee towards the border between Russia and Ukraine. Kyiv, for its part, denied involvement in the attack.

Russian authorities canceled all mass and entertainment events scheduled for the coming days. Meanwhile, March 24 was declared a day of national mourning for the victims.

Several world leaders stood in solidarity with the Russian people and condemned the attack in strong terms.

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