Death toll in St. Petersburg subway blast climbs to 14

A police officer and members of the Emergency services are seen outside Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St. Petersburg, April 3, 2017.

A police officer and members of the Emergency services are seen outside Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St. Petersburg, April 3, 2017.

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Russian Investigative Committee qualified the blast as a terrorist attack

The death toll in the blast that rocked the St. Petersburg subway has reached 14, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on April 4.

"Today, we can verify the death of 14 people: eleven at the scene and three others died in an agonizing condition, one of them at the stage of transportation in the ambulance and two others - at a reception area of Mariinsky Hospital of injuries incompatible with life," she told reporters in St. Petersburg. According to the minister, 49 people remain in hospitals now.

"Thirteen have been released (from hospitals). All patients are examined by the best specialists every day and are provided with medicines and blood," Skvortsova added.

An unidentified device went off at about 2:40 p.m. Moscow Time on April 3 in a subway train car when the train was moving from Tekhnologichesky Institut station to Sennaya Ploshchad station. The Russian Investigative Committee has qualified the blast as a terrorist attack, but other versions are looked into as well.

Source: TASS

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