Reports coming from Russia indicate that at least 10 people have been killed in an explosion that took place on the metro in St. Petersburg. Preliminary investigations reveal that the explosion occurred inside a subway car that was parked at the Sennaya Ploshchad station. Russian authorities said that around 10 people have been killed, even though the exact number of people killed and injured is yet to be ascertained. Russian President Vladimir Putin shared his condolences for those who were killed in the explosion. Putin is actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation, which is carrying out the investigations.
It may be recalled that Putin himself was there in St. Petersburg earlier during the day, but he is now in the neighboring city of Strelna. Soon after the explosion, the Russian security agencies have shut down and sealed seven of the metro stations in St. Petersburg. These stations are Victory Park, Electrosila, Moscow Gate, Frunzenskaya, Technological Institute, Sennaya Ploshchad, Gostiny Dvor.