St. Petersburg attack: Russian Health Ministry attests 14 deaths

Source : 112 Ukraine

51 people are injured
11:55, 4 April 2017


Death toll reaches 14 people in deadly terror attack in Saint Petersburg, Russia, TASS reports citing the Head of the Health Ministry of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova.

"Today we can attest 14 deaths: 11 people died on the scene, three died in agony – one of them died being transported, another two died of fatal injury in the medical admission unit of the Mariinska hospital,” Skvortsova said to the journalists in St. Petersburg.

Related: No casualties among the Ukrainian citizens in St. Petersburg

According to the Minister, 49 people are in the hospitals now. “13 are let home. More people are examined today by the best doctors, medicine and donated blood are provided,” Skvortsova added.

As it was reported earlier, explosion occurred at Sennaya Square station in Saint Petersburg at 3:30 p.m. Death toll reaches 14 people, about 51 got injured. All stations in the city were closed after the incident.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed metro explosions with FSB leadership, saying that all versions are being considered at the moment. Foreign Ministry of Ukraine is also trying to figure out whether there are Ukrainians among victims and injured in underground blasts in Saint Petersburg.

Related: Russian National Antiterrorism Committee confirms only one explosion in St. Petersburg metro

Two persons were declared wanted after explosions in Saint Petersburg underground. Russian TV channel REN TV also published a photo of the person suspected in Saint Petersburg explosion.

Related: Trump expresses condolences to Putin over explosion in St. Petersburg

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