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St Petersburg subway explosions kills 10, injures 50

Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 7.22.25 PMMonday: Two explosions tore through underground metro stations in St Petersburg in Russia leaving 10 people dead and 50 other injured, as per the local authorities. According to news channel Russia Today, victims said there were children among the injured.

The first explosion took place at Sennaya Ploshchad metro station at around 2:30 in the afternoon (local time). The second one took place in the heart of the city at Tekhnologichesky Institute station. Reportedly, a third, unexploded device is believed to have been found at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.

All metro services have been shut down in the city. While the rescue operation is on its way, consisting of around eight ambulances, 80 rescue workers and also a helicopter to evacuate citizens.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies that the President had been informed about the explosion. Putin expressed his condolences and said all possible motives for the attack will be investigated, including terrorism.

April 3, 2017

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