At least 10 killed in St Petersburg Metro Explosion

By Jonathan Rimmer

At least 10 people were killed and 50 wounded in an explosion at underground stations in St Petersburg yesterday. A bomb was detonated on a train at the Sennaya Ploshchad station in the Russian city, causing the entire metro network to shut down.

Images on social media showed a carriage with its doors blown out and people lying dead nearby. A live stream on a Russian news website said there had been an explosion at around 2.30pm local time.

President Vladimir Putin, who was meeting Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, at the time said it was “too early to say” what the case of the blast was but said it could be “criminal or terrorist”.

Local reports indicated that an additional bomb was found undetonated at the central underground station, Ploshchad Vosstaniya. The Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee said security had been tightened at all critical transport facilities.

Picture: Wikimedia Commons

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