×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

St. Petersburg Metro Explosion Kills at Least 10

UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon.

The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the city. Early media reports had originally suggested two explosions had occurred, one at each station, but this was later amended by the Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee. A spokesperson for the committee later said another device had been found and defused at Ploshclad Vosstaniya station.

According to the Associated Press, Andrei Kibitov, a spokesperson for the city’s governor, told Russian television that at least 10 people have been killed and another 50 injured in the explosions. All other stations in the city have been closed.

Moscow’s deputy mayor Maxim Liksutov told local news agency Interfax that authorities are tightening security on the Russian capital’s subway system. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee has announced security will be tightened at all critical transport facilities.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had been in St. Petersburg earlier in the day to attend the Truth and Justice media forum, which has been held in the city by the Russian Popular Front’s Truth and Justice Foundation since 2014. Although he says that the cause of the explosion remains unclear, the president has reportedly spoken to the heads of the Russian security services and told local news agencies that investigators would consider all potential causes, but would look at whether this was a terrorist attack “first of all.”

“Law enforcement agencies and intelligence services are doing their best to establish the cause and give a full picture of what happened,” Putin said, ahead of a scheduled meeting with Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, who is in Russia on a working visit.

President Putin was born in St. Petersburg, when it was formerly called Leningrad, and served his first political appointment in the city’s mayoral office in the early 1990s.

More Biz

  • the rock under armour collection shop

    On Veterans Day, the Rock Teams Up With Under Armour to Give Back

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • APA Names Bruce Solar Partner, Co-Head

    APA Names Bruce Solar Partner, Co-Head of Worldwide Music

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • A firefighter battles the Woolsey Fire

    Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young and More Lose Homes in Woolsey Fire

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival With

    MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival With Eye on Expansion, New Year's Eve Programming

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • Tom Hardy Taboo FX

    Tom Hardy's 'Taboo' Bought for China by Alibaba, Youku

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • Jack Ma, Founder and executive chairman

    Mariah Carey, Miranda Kerr Help Lift Alibaba to Record-Breaking Sales on 'Singles Day'

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

  • Amy Adams and Jessica AlbaBaby2Baby Gala,

    Amy Adams on Her Teen Years: 'I Was in a Position Where I Might Become at Risk'

    UPDATED: An explosion at a subway station in St. Petersburg — Russia’s second largest city — left at least 10 people dead on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 2:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. PT), was reported to have happened in a subway carriage between the Sennaya Square and Technology Institute stations in the centre of the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content