10 killed in explosion on St. Petersburg subway in Russia

(AP) - Russian news agencies Tass and Interfax report at least ten people have been confirmed dead in a blast on train in St. Petersburg subway.



Video footage posted on social media website shows a train with mangled doors standing at the platform. Frantic commuters reach out into the doors and windows, trying to see if anyone is there and shouting "Call an ambulance!"



Russian Senator Viktor Ozerov tells Interfax that the explosion looks like a terrorist attack.



The subway's administration says several stations in the northern Russian city have been closed and that an evacuation is underway Monday afternoon.



Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed about the explosion. Putin is visiting the city Monday and is expected to hold talks with the Belarusian president later in the day.



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4/3/2017 8:25:50 AM (GMT -4:00)


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