The explosion that obliterated a subway train in St. Petersburg on Monday left at least 10 people dead and dozens of others injured. Now, new photos reveal the severity of the attack.
Photos of the scene are very disturbing.
"We always consider all scenarios, including accidental or criminal action, and above all, those of a terrorist nature," Putin said.
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According to St. Petersburg emergency services, the blasts occurred in two train cars at two separate stations, indicating a coordinated attack .
At least one device was said to have been filled with shrapnel, The Independent reports.
"The blast happened between two stations, but the driver made a right decision not to stop the train and took it to the next station so that passengers could evacuate and the injured could be helped," spokesperson Svetlana Petrenko of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, said of the investigation, adding, "It is possible that this helped avoiding even more victims."
So far, three subway stations have been closed, local outlet Fontanka reports.
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