Social media users posted photographs from one subway station in the city centre, showing people lying on the floor and a train with a mangled door nearby.
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Putin is visiting the city Monday and is expected to hold talks with the Belarusian president later in the day.
The subway’s administration says several stations in the northern Russian city have been closed and that an evacuation is underway Monday afternoon.
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ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA –
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Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed about the explosion.
An explosion inside a St. Petersburg metro station has left at least 10 people dead, according to reports.
Petersburg. An image posted to social media in the immediate aftermath of an apparent explosion in St.