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At least 10 dead in St Petersburg metro blast

Monday, April 03, 2017 - 00:46

At least 10 people were killed in explosion in a train carriage at metro station in St. Petersburg on Monday, according to Russian authorities, the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the city. Scarlett Cvitanovich-Hodge reports.

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At least 10 people have been killed in twin explosions on the St Petersburg metro system, A spokesman for Russia's national anti-terrorism committee confirming the figure. An emergency services source says there were blasts in two metro carriages at two different stations. News agency Interfax cited a source as saying at least one of the blasts involved a device filled with shrapnel. At least 50 people are reported to be injured. A Reuters witness saw eight ambulances near the Sennaya Ploshchad station. Russian president Vladimir Putin is in the city today meeting the Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Putin says the cause of the blasts is unclear. He is considering all possibilities including terrorism.

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At least 10 dead in St Petersburg metro blast

Monday, April 03, 2017 - 00:46