Two die in Russia power plant 'terror act': firm

Two people were killed and another two wounded on Wednesday during a "terror act" at a hydroelectric power plant in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, state-run power group RusHydro said, citing preliminary information.

File photo of the Baksanskaya hydroelectric power plant in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria region

"An explosion took place on the premises of the Baksanskaya hydroelectric power plant" early Wednesday, the company said in a statement. "Two guards died, two people were hospitalized."

As a result, the power plant's engine room was on fire, it said.

The power plant is located on the Baksan river in Kabardino-Balkaria, part of the North Caucasus region where Russian authorities are battling a Muslim insurgency.

source AFP

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