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Russia: Moscovites honour the memory of St. Petersburg metro blast victims01:25

Russia: Moscovites honour the memory of St. Petersburg metro blast victims

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 4, 2017 at 12:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Moscow residents continued to lay flowers and light candles in honour of Monday's St. Petersburg metro blast victims at the Leningrad monument of the Russian Hero Cities memorial, located along the Kremlin Wall in the Russian capital, Tuesday.

Some 150 students also gathered at the site of the memorial in Moscow's Alexander Gardens on Monday evening, in a coordinated action to support those affected by the attack, which left 14 people dead and a further 49 in hospital.

An unidentified explosive device went off inside the train carriage as it travelled through a tunnel between the Sennaya Ploschad and Institute of Technology metro stations at 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT) on Monday, rocking the St. Petersburg metro network. A second unexploded bomb was reportedly deactivated at Ploschad Vostaniya station.

Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation into the incident and a three-day mourning period has been declared by St. Petersburg authorities, beginning on Tuesday.

Russia: Moscovites honour the memory of St. Petersburg metro blast victims01:25
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Moscow residents continued to lay flowers and light candles in honour of Monday's St. Petersburg metro blast victims at the Leningrad monument of the Russian Hero Cities memorial, located along the Kremlin Wall in the Russian capital, Tuesday.

Some 150 students also gathered at the site of the memorial in Moscow's Alexander Gardens on Monday evening, in a coordinated action to support those affected by the attack, which left 14 people dead and a further 49 in hospital.

An unidentified explosive device went off inside the train carriage as it travelled through a tunnel between the Sennaya Ploschad and Institute of Technology metro stations at 14:40 local time (11:40 GMT) on Monday, rocking the St. Petersburg metro network. A second unexploded bomb was reportedly deactivated at Ploschad Vostaniya station.

Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation into the incident and a three-day mourning period has been declared by St. Petersburg authorities, beginning on Tuesday.

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