At least 10 people were killed Monday afternoon by unidentified device that exploded in a metro train car at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg, Russia, TASS reported.
“According to information available at this point ten 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.
The evacuation of people from St. Petersburg’s metro after the explosion is now over, Andrei Przhezdomsky, a spokesman for the National Anti-terrorist Committee (NAC), told the Rossiya-24 television channel.
“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… Evacuation is over, medical assistance is offered to those hurt,” Przhezdomsky said, adding that “all necessary measures are being taken to ensure people’s security. We will do our best to prevent more possible explosions and other criminal actions.”
Seven metro stations in the city have been closed following the blast, and security measures have been enhanced at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport following the metro explosion, the airport’s press service told TASS on Monday.
The airport has tightened security measures, including security control at the airport’s entrances and preflight inspections, according to the press service.