Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
April 3, 2017

Saint Petersburg subway railcar bomb kills 11 in Russia

Eleven people have died after a bomb went off in a subway railcar in Saint Petersburg, Russia, injuring another 45.

Eleven people have died after a bomb went off in a subway railcar in Saint Petersburg, Russia, injuring another 45.

The train was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut underground stations when explosion happened. It is believed that the blast was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel.

The National Anti-Terrorist Committee in Russia confirmed that the suspected improvised explosive device went off on the train.

Following the blast, Russia’s anti-terror agency said that another bomb was found and deactivated at Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station.

Russian news agency TASS reported the Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office saying the explosion as a 'terrorist attack'.

"Russia’s anti-terror agency said that another bomb was found and deactivated at Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station."

Investigations are currently taking place to determine the cause of the deadly explosion.

Content from our partners
Four principles to harness data for asset management
The green transportation revolution: An unprecedented opportunity to invest in the future

Responding to the incident, the UN Security Council members reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

They also reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever they are committed. 

Underlining the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of these acts of terrorism to justice, the members stressed that those responsible for these killings should be held accountable.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The railway industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU