Twenty five people who were injured in a suicide bombing on a bus in Volgograd on Monday are being treated in the city's hospitals, and one of the victims has had amputation surgery, a medical official said Wednesday.
Two middle-aged women who suffered multiple shrapnel wounds are in intensive care, Vladimir Kuznetsov, a superintendent from hospital No. 15, told Interfax. One of them, Vera Vereshchagina, who worked on the bus as a ticket inspector, has had her leg amputated. Vereshchagina, a 44-year old mother of two, is still unconscious and her condition remains serious. Her relatives say doctors are trying to save her other leg, RIA Novosti reported.
The youngest victim, a 22-month-old boy, suffered a concussion and has been transferred to a children's hospital. His life is not in danger.
Most of the other 22 victims have head injuries along with minor burns, and wounds caused by shrapnel and broken glass.
The bomber, Dagestan native Naida Asiyalova, detonated explosives on the bus on Monday, killing herself and five other passengers, while about 50 were injured. Four of the more seriously injured people were flown to Moscow for treatment on Tuesday on a government aircraft.
A three-day period of mourning has been declared in the Volgograd region.