St Petersburg explosion: 10 killed and dozens injured in metro blast

Russian officials say explosive substance was placed on train outside Sennaya Ploshchad station

At least 10 people have been killed after a suspected bomb detonated on a metro train in St Petersburg.

The blast occurred at the Sennaya Ploshchad station, in the centre of Russias second metropoli, at about 2.30 pm( 11.30 am GMT ), reportedly as the train was pulling out of the station.

Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St Petersburg governor, told Russian television that 10 people had been killed and 50 injured.

Hours subsequently a second device at another metro station was received and stimulated safe, Russias national anti-terrorist committee said in a statement.

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An injured person is helped by emergency services outside the metro station. Photograph: Reuters

The news agency Interfax quoted law enforcement sources claiming the explosions is a consequence of explosive substance placed in the carriage.

Photographs from the scene presented a metro train in the station with one set of doors blown out, and a number of people on the ground with harms. Eyewitnesses told people had to exit the carriage through the windows as the doors did not work.

St Petersburg metro bang

Hundreds of people waited outside the station admission at street degree, along with fire engines and police vehicles.

The whole of the citys metro system was closed in the aftermath of the blast, and a number of streets at ground level were also shut off, as medical helicopters landed at the scene to evacuate the injured.

Passengers move through smoke-filled metro station in St Petersburg

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