St. Petersburg Subway Explosion: Scenes of Turmoil After Blast

An explosion tore through a subway train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday, killing at least 14 people, officials said.

Emergency responders gather outside the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station following an explosion in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 3, 2017.

The explosion killed at least fourteen people and injured at least 20 others, officials said.


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One of the injured is transported outside the station.

The blast struck while Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city with around 5 million people, which is also where he was born.


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Blast victims lie near the train.

The train was between two stations when the explosion happened, according to the country's National Anti-Terrorism Committee.

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Blood covers the jacket of an injured man outside the station.

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A woman aids one of the injured on the platform. Zuma Press
One of the injured is transported outside the station. Anton Vaganov / Reuters

An injured man is helped by medics outside the station.

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Police officers guard the area at the entrance to the station.

Russia's FSB intelligence agency was investigating the explosion and all subway stations in the city were closed. 

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