“In keeping with preliminary data, an explosion of an unidentified object occurred in a retailer,” Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko mentioned in a press release.
“4 individuals have been hospitalised.”
She mentioned the incident has been classed as tried homicide, with out mentioning terrorism as a doable trigger.
Police mentioned the blast occurred in a grocery store northeast of town centre, with sources telling Russian companies that the exploding object was traced to a storage locker.
“About 6:30pm there was the sound of a blast. In consequence, a number of individuals have been injured,” the Saint Petersburg police mentioned, giving the incident’s location.
“There isn’t any fireplace. All consumers have been evacuated,” an emergencies ministry consultant informed Interfax, including that police and investigators have been on the scene.
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