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Estonian PM sends condolences to St. Petersburg blast victims

BC, Tallinn, 03.04.2017.Print version
Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas has offered his condolences to the next of kin of the victims of the explosion that took place in the subway of the Russian city of St. Petersburg on Monday.

"My heartfelt sympathies to the families of the people who were killed in the explosion in the St. Petersburg subway. I wish rapid recovery to the people who were injured," Ratas said on social media.


An explosion Monday afternoon ripped through a subway train in St. Petersburg, killing at least 12 people and injuring 50 others, the spokesman for the city's governor told Russian television. The unidentified explosive device went off at 2:20 p.m. on a train that was leaving the Technology Institute station and heading to the Sennaya Square station.


There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.


The blast came as Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting the city, his hometown.






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