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10 Killed in St. Petersburg Metro Blast

General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3. General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3.

Ten people were killed by an explosion inside a metro train at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg, emergency services told TASS. According to a source, an unidentified device exploded in a train car.

"According to information available at this point, 10 people died. Others were injured," a source said, adding that the number of casualties was still to be specified. TASS has no official confirmation at this point. Rescue workers and law enforcement personnel are working at the scene.

Evacuation is underway at the blast-hit subway station. Seven metro stations in the city have been closed following the blast. A spokesman for the regional department of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said it was checking reports on the smoke in the metro.

"There is a complaint about the smoke; staff members are going to the scene," he said.

 

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