Ten people have died after a blast on the underground system in St Petersburg, Russia’s anti-terrorism committee has said. News agencies said two blasts have been reported on the Russian city’s Metro. Reuters said blasts took place in two train carriages at two stations.

All the stations on the St Petersburg Metro have now been closed, it has been reported. The Governor’s press office said that a further 50 have been injured, Interfax reported. Video showed injured people lying bleeding on a platform, while other footage showed people fleeing from platforms amid clouds of smoke.The St Petersburg underground railway said in a statement: “An evacuation from the stations is ongoing, there are people injured. An unidentified object supposedly blew up in a (train) carriage.”

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