Some 50 people were killed and wounded in the Sunday explosion at the railway station in Volgograd, official spokesman for the Russian Health Ministry Oleg Salagai said on Russia-24 channel.

"So far some 50 people are believed to have been exposed to the explosion at the railway station in Volgograd. Ambulance teams are working at the scene. At the present moment there are 33 such teams," he said.

"Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova gave instructions to assume special control over the question of rendering medical assistance to people injured in the terrorist act. To this end places have been reserved at federal medical institutions in Moscow and if additional assistance is required, all the injured will be transferred to specialized institutions," Salagai said.

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