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St. Petersburg authorities say 50 injured in metro blast remain hospitalized

April 04, 2017, 17:36 UTC+3 ST. PETERSBURG

Ten of them are in a severe condition

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ST. PETERSBURG, April 4. /TASS/. As many as 50 people injured in the St. Petersburg metro blast still remain hospitalized, ten of them are in a severe condition, head of the city healthcare committee Valery Kolabutin told reporters on Tuesday.

"A total of 66 injured people were taken to hospitals, as of today, 50 of them still remain hospitalized while 13 are being treated in outpatient care facilities. Ten people are still in a severe condition," Kolabutin said.

According to the St. Petersburg government, 17 residents of other Russian regions, as well as three foreign nationals, were injured in the blast. Relatives of the injured from the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, Moscow, Vladimir region, the Republic of Belarus as well as family members of a killed citizen of Kazakhstan have already arrived in St. Petersburg. Family members of the injured from the Republic of Yakutia, Altai Region, Republic of Mordovia, Yaroslavl region, Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod region are expected to arrive soon.

On the afternoon of April 3, an unidentified device exploded in a metro car between Tekhnologichesky Institut station and Sennaya Ploshchad stations in Russia’s city of St. Petersburg. The country’s Investigative Committee has indicated the event as a terrorist attack, however, other scenarios are also under consideration. According to the National Counterterrorism Committee, the blast killed 14 people while more than 50 were injured.

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