Commemorative event dedicated to the anniversary of the terror act committed the Central Marketplace in Minvody in 2001. Photo: press service of the Administration of the city of Mineralnye Vody, http://www.min-vodi.ru/arhiv/item/3028-177754378.html

25 March 2019, 13:49

Minvody residents commemorate victims of 2001 terror act

The commemorative events were held on March 24 in the city of Mineralnye Vody (Minvody) on the anniversary of the terror act committed in 2001.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on March 24, 2001, approximately at the same moment, three passenger cars were blown up at the entrance to the Central Marketplace in Minvody, at the GAI (traffic police) station in Yessentuki of the Stavropol Territory, and at the police station in the aul (village) of Adyge-Khabl in Karachay-Cherkessia. In total, 28 people were killed, and more than 150 were wounded.

In the morning on March 24, hundreds of local residents gathered at the monument to the victims of the 2001 terror act, located at the intersection of Karl Marx Avenue and Stavropolskaya Street.

"We have gathered here to pay tribute to the victims and to say some words of gratitude to those who came to the rescue in the first terrible moments of the tragedy. We remember, and we grieve," said Sergey Pertsev, the head of the Minvody urban district at the event.

A lot of young people came to the rally, said Alexander Nosov, a relative of one of the victims of the explosion at the Central Marketplace; he called to remember what had happened, so that the tragedy could never occur again.

The participants honoured the memory of the victims of the terror act with a minute of silence and laid flowers at the monument.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 25, 2019 at 10:19 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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