The investigators reported exploded in a store in St. Petersburg the bomb

The investigators reported exploded in a store in St. Petersburg the bomb

In the store “Perekrestok” in St. Petersburg, improvised explosive device, said the Investigative Committee. The bomb was Packed with striking elements.

The Investigative Committee said the explosion at the store “Perekrestok” in St. Petersburg, according to preliminary data, has occurred as a result of an improvised explosive device filled striking elements, reports TASS.

Its capacity in the UK was estimated at 200 g in a trotyl equivalent, has informed the official representative of Department Svetlana Petrenko.

She added that the authorities consider all versions of an event.

“The shopping center explosion of an improvised explosive device with a capacity of 200 grams in a trotyl equivalent, filled with striking elements”, — said Petrenko.

The head of the Petersburg Central Board SK Alexander Klaus reported that the investigative team of investigators from the FSB and the interior Ministry, reports “Interfax”.

“Looking at all possible versions of what happened”, he added.

The eyewitness of an event Anastasiya owl living nearby store, reported that he heard an explosion in the area 19:00. “I thought that was like a salute, but after three minutes the window came the sound of the sirens: ambulance, fire, police. At the moment, all cordoned off and people are not allowed,” she said.

“At 19:20 I was driving by and saw the ambulance crews, police, Riot van and the FSB,” — said RBC’s witness Vladimir Gorbatik.

Investigators opened a criminal case under part 3 of article 30 and h 2, article 105 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (attempt at murder of two and more persons publicly dangerous method). Agency staff noted in the message Department, consider all versions of an event.

According to the administration of the Kalinin district of St. Petersburg, the explosion was hospitalized nine people.

One refused hospitalization, reported TASS. The duty of the administration refused to comment RBC.

The representative of X5 Retail Group (operates a network “the Crossroads”) reported that the store where the explosion occurred, is closed, customers and staff evacuated. He added that at the scene of the security services.

In the emergencies Ministry told RBC that in the area of the supermarket about 18:30 there was cotton. Arrived on the scene rescuers have not detected a fire.

The Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko instructed to render necessary assistance to the victims.