BEIJING, October 9 – Novosti. Mao Ning, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said at a briefing on Sunday that the agency was familiar with the information about the explosion on the Crimean bridge, but did not comment on it.
“We are familiar with the relevant information,” the diplomat replied to a request from one of the journalists to comment on the explosion, without specifying the agency’s position on the incident.
Earlier on Saturday, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee ( NAC ) reported that a truck exploded on the Krymsky Bridge in the early morning of October 8, causing the fire of seven fuel tanks of the train. There was a partial collapse of two automobile spans of the bridge. The arch above its navigable part is not damaged, the NAC said. According to preliminary data from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation , three people died as a result of the explosion.