The administration of St. Petersburg has declared three days of mourning starting from Tuesday after a metro blast on Monday, governor’s spokesman Andrey Kibitov wrote in his Twitter account.
“Three-day mourning is declared in the city from tomorrow on orders of St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko,” he wrote.
“According to official data, forty-seven people were hurt. Seven died at the scene, one man died in an ambulance car on the way to hospital,” Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova told journalists earlier.
“Thirty-nine people were taken to hospital. Two of them have died, six are in a critical condition. The rest are in a moderately severe condition,” she said.
The St. Petersburg governor said the city authorities will render all necessary assistance to the families of the dead and injured in the metro blast.