At the metro station in downtown Caracas explosion

At the metro station in downtown Caracas explosion

MOSCOW, 16 Aug — RIA Novosti. The explosion occurred at the metro station “Area of Venezuela” in Caracas, local media reported.

“It seems there is a small explosion, which led to the withdrawal of passengers from the metro station “Area of Venezuela,” — said in a Twitter channel of TVV. Media reports also say that because of the incident at the station was suspended the movement of trains.

Fuerte explosión en la estación del Metro Plaza de Venezuela #Caracas. No presta servicio la Línea 1.

— #AsíNosVa (@SegoviaBastidas) 15 Aug 2017
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In turn, the management of the metro of the Venezuelan capital said that “the train without traction” has caused strong delays in the system. “The operational team works to resume work”, — stated in the message.

Information about victims did not arrive.

The station is close to Plaza Venezuela in the geographic center of Caracas. Square area attractions of the capital, in close proximity to the University campus and the Botanical garden of Caracas, the skyscrapers of Central Park, Boulevard of Sabana Grande and the Centre of culture and arts.