Reuters news agency reports today that 10 people were killed and dozens injured when an explosion destroyed a train’s passenger car at 2:40 PM in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the report, a briefcase bomb packed with shrapnel may have been hidden on the train by a middle aged man with a beard and black hat. Footage from the area showed bleeding passengers lying on the ground as they were treated by both medical and non-medical personnel. People were seen running from the destruction screaming and holding their hands to their faces through the smoke.
A bomb was found at another metro station but was defused. Russian authorities closed all stations in St. Petersburg. The Investigative Committee is investigating this tragedy as a terrorist act.
Reuters report found here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-blast-metro-idUSKBN17519G?il=0