Hoax call sparks evacuation at Russian school

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 22:50 hrs

Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS) A high school in Russia's St. Petersberg city Thursday witnessed an evacuation of about 400 people, following a prank call which warned of mines planted on the school grounds.

After a thorough inspection by local bomb disposal teams and anti-mine specialists in this north Russian city, the school was declared mine-free and reopened around 1.30 p.m. local time (1030 GMT).

Investigators could not immediately identify the caller.

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