Explosion took place at Saint Petersburg metro.
As reported the press service of St. Petersburg metro, the explosions have claimed lives of several passengers as evidenced by the pictures from the scene.
Otkrytaya Rossiya news outlet reports that there were two explosions: the first blast rocked the Technological Institute station while the second one occurred between Sennaya and Technological Institute stations.
Russian Interfax confirmed that both blasts with a total yield of 200-300 grams of TNT equivalent took place in a car.
According to Gazeta.ru and RBC, at least 10 people were killed. TASS news agency reports that an unidentified explosive device was triggered in the car.
Nevsky Prospekt, Mayakovskaya, Ploschad Vosstaniya, Sadovaya, and Technological University metro stations are currently closed.
A video has been released online, showing the first moments after the April 3 terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg metro. The video captures people getting out from an exploded carriage at the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut station.
The video contains disturbing images and is not recommended to children and sensitive people.
At around 2:40 p.m. on Apr. 3, a blast occurred at the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut station, in the center of Russia’s second city. According to official data, nine people were killed, 43 injured, including one child. The National Antiterrorist Committee of Russia reported another improvised explosive device was found and defused at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.
Russia’s Investigative Committee described the explosion on the St. Petersburg metro as a terrorist attack while not excluding other versions.
Two people have been declared wanted as suspects in the attack. A three-day mourning has been announced in St. Petersburg.