Eight people were killed on Monday and several others injured after a student opened fire in Russia's Perm University. According to Russian media reports, the shooter has been neutralised. The weapon in question was said to be lethal.
While there appears to be some variance in the data regarding the number of victims, reports quoting the Health Ministry of the Perm region had initially reported that there were 14 people wounded. It is unclear if any of them have since succumbed to their injuries.
"Shocked at horrific attack at Perm State University in Russia; our deep condolences for loss of life and best wishes for early recovery of those injured. Embassy in touch with local authorities, representatives of Indian students. All Indian students safe," the Indian Embassy in Russia tweeted.
Further details awaited.