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Russia: St. Petersburg blast casualties 'not facing life-threatening risks' - chief investigator01:26

Russia: St. Petersburg blast casualties 'not facing life-threatening risks' - chief investigator

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
December 27, 2017 at 23:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian chief investigator Alexander Claus stated that people injured in the Perekrestok explosion "are not facing life-threatening risks," when speaking from St. Petersburg on Wednesday. "As of now, it has been established that ten people with sustained body injuries have been taken to the city's hospitals. At the moment, injured people are not facing life-threatening risks," said Claus.Earlier in the day, the blast hit the Perekrestok supermarket in the Gigant Hall leisure centre. According to the Russian Investigative Committee's preliminary findings, a home-made explosive device full of striking elements was detonated in a safe case encompassing one of the supermarket's checkout lanes. The blast occurred at around 15:30 GMT.Police, emergency services, the Federal Security Service, and the Russian Investigative Committee are at the scene. The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

Russia: St. Petersburg blast casualties 'not facing life-threatening risks' - chief investigator01:26
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Russian chief investigator Alexander Claus stated that people injured in the Perekrestok explosion "are not facing life-threatening risks," when speaking from St. Petersburg on Wednesday. "As of now, it has been established that ten people with sustained body injuries have been taken to the city's hospitals. At the moment, injured people are not facing life-threatening risks," said Claus.Earlier in the day, the blast hit the Perekrestok supermarket in the Gigant Hall leisure centre. According to the Russian Investigative Committee's preliminary findings, a home-made explosive device full of striking elements was detonated in a safe case encompassing one of the supermarket's checkout lanes. The blast occurred at around 15:30 GMT.Police, emergency services, the Federal Security Service, and the Russian Investigative Committee are at the scene. The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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