Explosion rocks Russia’s St. Petersburg metro, 10 killed as Putin visits city (PHOTOS)

An explosion hit the metro system of Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg on Monday, the firm running it said, after an unidentified object blew up in a train.

“An evacuation from the stations is ongoing, there are people injured,” the Saint Petersburg metro said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies. “An unidentified object supposedly blew up in a (train) carriage.”

10 people were reportedly killed and about 50 others injured.

Vladimir Putin is in his hometown of St Petersburg today for talks with the president of Belarus and has confirmed ‘there are dead and injured’.

Photo credit: Varlamov (Twitter)

Photo credit: Varlamov (Twitter)

SOURCE: African Spotlight