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Deadly blast hits St Petersburg underground metro train

MOSCOW, APR 03, (DNA) - Ten people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg. The head of Russia's National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit a train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. The committee said an explosive device was later found and made safe at another station nearby. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook post that the explosion was a "terrorist attack". An anti-terror investigation has been opened, but other possible causes are being investigated. The badly-damaged train came to a stop at the Tekhnologichesky Institut station The first images posted on social media showed a train at a platform in Tekhnologichesky Institut station with a hole blown in its side, along with a number of casualties. Initial reports suggested there had been two explosions, one each at Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. But the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee later confirmed there had been only one explosion, between the two stations, at about 14:30 local time (11:30 GMT).=DNA ================

MOSCOW, APR 03, (DNA) – Ten people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg.

The head of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit a train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.

The committee said an explosive device was later found and made safe at another station nearby.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook post that the explosion was a “terrorist attack”.

An anti-terror investigation has been opened, but other possible causes are being investigated.

The badly-damaged train came to a stop at the Tekhnologichesky Institut station

The first images posted on social media showed a train at a platform in Tekhnologichesky Institut station with a hole blown in its side, along with a number of casualties.

Initial reports suggested there had been two explosions, one each at Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.

But the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee later confirmed there had been only one explosion, between the two stations, at about 14:30 local time (11:30 GMT).=DNA

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