by Gareth Davies and Julian Robinson, Daily Mail:
The two blasts occurred at Sennaya Ploshchad train station in St Petersburg, Russia. Eight ambulances raced to the scene of the carnage caused by a huge explosion.
Metro officials reported blast was from an improvised explosive device on board. At least 10 people have been reported to have been killed by two explosions
Two nail bombs on the metro in St Petersburg ripped through train carriages killing at least 10 people today. The incident occurred at two separate locations including Sennaya Ploshchad train station leaving at least 50 injured including children.
Vladimir Putin is in his hometown of St Petersburg today for talks with the president of Belarus and has confirmed ‘there are dead and injured’ and offered his condolences to the families of those killed.
Investigators are looking into a possible terror attack as well as keeping an open mind to the motive of the subway blast, the Kremlin leader said.
He said: ‘I have already spoken to the head of our special services, they are working to ascertain the cause of the blasts.
‘The causes are not clear, it’s too early. We will look at all possible causes, terrorism as well as common crime.’
A man crawls away from the train as bloodied passengers attempt to save those injured
A woman crouches over a man who has been injured in the blast as they are surrounded by carnage
Smoke fills the air at the platform of the metro station after two nail bombs were detonated
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