A twin blast has hit the Saint Petersburg metro on Monday at least 10 confirmed dead

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MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. According to latest reports, ten people were killed by an explosion inside a metro train at the Sennaya Square station in St. Petersburg, emergency services told TASS. According to a source, an unidentified device exploded in a train car.

According to latest reports, at least nine people are dead and over twenty injured in the explosion.

Rescue workers and law enforcement personnel are working at the scene.

Security measures

Evacuation of people from St. Petersburg’s metro after an explosion is now over, Andrei Przhezdomsky, a spokesman for the National Anti-terrorist Committee (NAC), told the Rossiya-24 television channel.

“So far, we say it was an unidentified explosive device as investigators and the Federal Security Service’s bomb specialists are to establish the exact cause of this explosion… Evacuation is over, medical assistance is offered to those hurt,” he said.

“All necessary measures are being taken to ensure people’s security. We will do our best to prevent more possible explosions and other criminal actions,” he pledged.

Seven metro stations in the city have been closed following the blast:

“Park Pobedy, Elektrosila, Moskovskiye Vorota, Frunzenskaya, Tekhnologichesky Institut, Sennaya Ploshchad and Gostiny Dvor metro stations have been closed,” the metro’s press service reports.

Security measures have been enhanced at St. Petersburg’s airport Pulkovo following an explosion at the city metro, the airport’s press service told TASS on Monday.

“The airport has tightened security measures, including security control at the airport’s entrances and preflight inspections.”

Law enforcement agencies are taking all necessary security measures following a St. Petersburg metro blast, the head of the Information Center of the National Anti-Terrorism Committee assured.

“I think FSB specialists together with investigators will quickly investigate the circumstances,” he said. “All necessary measures to ensure the safety of citizens are taken. We will do everything to avert other possible explosions or other deeds of crime,” he added.

“At the moment we say this is an unidentified explosive device, as investigators and bomb specialists of the Federal Security Service (FSB) must clearly define the cause of the blast,” Przhezdomsky said.

“We know that people were killed or wounded, their number is updated. Evacuation as such has ended, and aid is administered to the injured,” he went on.

He said all necessary material and human resources were pulled in to the site.