10 people are reported to be killed in a blast at St. Petersburg Metro France on 03 April 2017, according to CNN. The explosion took place in the Train Car which was travelling from Sennaya Ploshchad To Tekhnologichesky Institute stations in the heart of the city.
A second device was found on the next station which was then defused immediately before anything could happen according to Russia’s Ant-Terrorist Committee. No such religion or groups is being blamed behind this blast.
The President Vladimir Putin said, all the causes will be investigated including Terrorism. He has expressed the condolence to the victims and had a dicussion with FSB Security about the whole incident according to a state media. “The reasons for the explosion are unknown, so it’s too early to talk about it. The investigation will show what happened,” Putin said, beginning a meeting with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko. “Naturally, we always consider all options — both domestic and criminal, primarily incidents of a terrorist nature.”
The blast took place when the train was passing through the tunnel. This lead to the entire shut down of the metro system after the evacuation took place. The device used for explosion is yet unidentified. More than 30 people are injured, 13 in critical position and 10 dead. The matter of fact if President of Russia – Vladimir Putin was present in St. Petersburg before the blast. The video shows the train door ripped off, while many injured filled with smoke and blood are taken to the hospital.
A spokesperson of Nation Anti-Terrorism Committee said the device is yet unidentified. So far, we say it was an unidentified explosive device as investigators and the Federal Security Service’s bomb specialists are to establish the exact cause of this explosion,” Andrei Przhezdomsky told state-run Russia 24.
ST. PETERSBURG METRO EXPLOSION
According to one of the passenger on train, “In the metro car, everyone expected death, if I can say that. After the explosion, everyone expected consequences. Then we were taken out, and people began to help each other, brought others out. Most were covered in blood.”
Another passenger said “I was going down the escalator at Sennaya square at about half past 2, and at that moment I felt an explosion wave underneath. Everything was filled with smoke, people started panicking. So the trains stopped and almost immediately the evacuation started,” he told CNN.