Russian news reports say that a manager at the Central Bank's branch in a far eastern city has killed three colleagues and then himself after losing his job.
The reports say that the man came into the office Tuesday and shot his boss dead with a hunting rifle and later killed two other workers in a separate room. After that, he killed himself.
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The man had worked as a deputy chief of the Central Bank's office in the city of Blagoveshchensk near the border with China before he was fired, the reports said.
The Central Bank confirmed the four deaths and described the incident as a "terrible tragedy."
An official investigation has started.