Monday, April 3, 2017

At least 10 dead in St. Petersburg, Russia, subway blasts

Two explosions in Russia on Monday struck St. Petersburg's Sennaya Ploschad and Tekhnologichesky Institut subway stations, killing at least 10 and injuring several others, emergency officials said.

Russian state-run Tass news agency reported that emergency services said 10 people, including children, died in the blast and several others are injured. All subway stations in St. Petersburg have been closed following the explosions.

RIA Novosti reported there are 50 people either dead or injured and that the explosive devices were small, homemade and fitted with shrapnel.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in St. Petersburg, said all causes for the explosion were under consideration, including international and domestic terrorism.

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said authorities were working quickly to investigate the explosions.

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