Ten people have been killed and dozens injured in an explosion on the St Petersburg metro. The blast happened onboard a train travelling between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations in the city centre. Russian news agency Interfax said that at least 50 people were hurt. There are reports that the device which exploded was a nail bomb left in a briefcase on the train.
The country’s president Vladimir Putin, who was in St Petersburg at the time of the blasts, expressed his condolences for those caught up in the incident. Putin described the explosions as a ‘possible terrorist attack’. He said:
‘I have already spoken to the head of our special services, they are working to ascertain the cause of the blasts. The causes are not clear, it’s too early. We will look at all possible causes, terrorism as well as common crime.’
Here is the latest video from the scene:
В результате террактов в метро Санкт-Петербурга погибло 10 человек. 2-й взрыв произошел на станции метро Сенная… pic.twitter.com/GktN4NiYh4
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