1) дети погибли в перекрестном огне от пуль и гранат обоих сторон.
2) большиство детей погибли когда обвалилась крыша спортзала от взрывов бомб рядом со школой..... хм, вот в какой кондиции была саша школа...
3) терракт был организован арабскими мусульманами... никогда нельзя уступать требованиям террористов, но и раша хороша. /forum/go/49faf5348cce9a25a0e982b5a141c331
The hostage taking
Wednesday 1 September 2004. 8:24am. At the time there are about 1,100 people in the school building. About 30 masked, heavily-armed men and women force their way into Secondary School No 1. Shots are fired and 12 adults are killed.
Later more shots are heard coming from the school. The terrorists – some wearing bomb belts – force their hostages into the gym.
9.49am: The first telephone contact with the hostage takers is made. They threaten to blow up the school if the police, who have formed a security cordon round the school grounds, decide to storm the gym. About 50 hostages are able to escape amidst the confusion.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, cuts short his holiday at the Black Sea and returns to Moscow.
1:58pm: The hostage takers threaten to kill 50 hostages for every one of their members killed in an attack by the security forces. To avoid further risk to the hostages, many of whom are chained to explosives, the local authorities decide to negotiate.
Negotiation proves very difficult, the hostage takers refuse to allow the hostages food and water. The gym is extremely hot. Some hostages strip down to their underwear, others drink their own urine to quench their thirst.
Thursday: The situation remains unchanged. By now the UN Security Council in New York has demanded “the immediate and unconditional release of all the hostages in the terrorist attack”. US President George Bush offers whatever help and support may be necessary.
12.06pm: President Putin declares on television that the attack in Beslan is “Aimed at Russia itself”. He rejects the use of force to free the hostages.
2:44pm: Three mothers are released with their young children, half an hour later a further 11 women and 15 children are released.
A short time later two explosions are heard near the school. Black smoke rises. The roof of the gym collapses. Twenty-six hostages, mothers with their children, nevertheless manage to escape.
Friday, 1:00pm: More explosions can be heard in the school building. At 9:00 am the authorities announce that the hostage takers have shot 20 men.
1:00pm: Paramedics are allowed to retrieve several bodies, and again several explosions are heard. 30 women and children are able to flee in dangerous circumstances. They are shot at. Soldiers return fire.
Almost three quarters of an hour later, some of the hostage takers try to flee into the surrounding houses. They are pursued by soldiers. At the same time, with no clear orders, Russian special forces storm the building. The gun battles intensify. In the chaos many hostages are able to escape as the security forces have blasted a large hole in the wall of the school building.
At 3:17pm all the hostages who are still alive have left the building.
At about 5:00pm the situation has calmed down. The dead are found in the school building, most of them in the gym.
[color=666666] Лучше быть, чем казаться.