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St. Petersburg metro blast is ‘shared grief’, says prime minister

Dmitry Medvedev has offered his sincerest condolences to the victims' families

MOSCOW, April 3./TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the hitting a train carriage on the St. Petersburg metro earlier on Monday is a ‘shared grief’’.

"Those injured during a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg’s metro will get all necessary assistance. The Healthcare Ministry and the Ministry for Emergency Situations have received instructions. I offer my sincere condolences to the next-of-kin of the blast victims. This is a shared grief," the prime minister wrote on his Facebook page.

An explosion hit a carriage at the Tekhnologichesky Institut/Sennaya station at about 3 pm Moscow time.

The administration of St. Petersburg has declared three days of mourning starting Tuesday, the governor’s spokesman Andrey Kibitov wrote on Twitter.

"Three-day mourning is declared in the city from tomorrow on orders of St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko."