32 people injured, 1 killed in St. Petersburg blast-VIDEO-UPDATED-2

32 people injured, 1 killed in St. Petersburg blast-VIDEO -UPDATED-2
# 03 April 2023 09:00 (UTC +04:00)

The explosion at a cafe in Russia's St. Petersburg, which resulted in the death of one person, left a total of 32 people injured, the Russian Health Ministry informs, APA reports citing Urdupoint.

Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed on Sunday that an unidentified explosive device went off in a cafe in the center of St. Petersburg.

"According to the latest data, in St. Petersburg, as a result of the incident in a cafe, 32 people were injured, one person died. The condition of 10 victims is assessed as severe; 16 are in moderate condition, including a 14-year-old girl; 5 people are in stable condition," the health ministry said on Monday.

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The number of people wounded in Sunday's explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg, Russia, has increased to 30, APA reports citing CNN.

"24 victims were taken to medical facilities in St. Petersburg from the scene. Six more victims sought medical help on their own some time after the incident," TASS said, citing the press service of the Russian Ministry of Health.

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Local officials updated the number of those wounded by an explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg on Sunday, saying 25 people were hurt and 19 of them have been hospitalized, APA reports citing CNN.

The city's governor, Alexander Beglov, shared the update in a Telegram post Sunday evening local time.

"All emergency and special services of the city are currently activated in connection with what happened in a cafe on Vasilyevsky Island," Beglov said, referring to the island that makes up a significant portion of the city center. "We work in coordination with law enforcement agencies. They are trying to establish the circumstances of what happened."

The explosion killed Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, according to Russian state news agency TASS and local authorities.

One of the country's several prominent online commentators on the war in Ukraine, Tatarsky was at times critical of the Russian military's setbacks in Ukraine.

"Unfortunately 1 person died. There are currently 25 victims. 19 of them are hospitalized. City hospitals are providing all the necessary assistance," Beglov wrote.

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An explosion in a St Petersburg cafe has killed prominent Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, Russia's Interior Ministry has confirmed, APA reports citing BBC.

At least 16 people were injured in the Street Bar Cafe explosion, police say.

Videos posted on social media show an explosion and injured people on the street. It is not clear who was responsible for the blast.

Vladlen Tatarsky (real name Maxim Fomin) was a vocal supporter of Russia's war in Ukraine.

St Petersburg is President Putin's home city, where he first rose to prominence.

Interior Ministry sources quoted by Russia's RIA news agency said a bomb was hidden in a statue presented to Tatarsky in a box as a gift.

The cafe targeted on Sunday was previously owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Russia's notorious Wagner mercenary group, the St Petersburg news site Fontanka reports.

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