The situation near Rizhskaya Metro Station and Krestovsky department store where the powerful explosion happened an hour ago, is still strained. Although the scene of the tragedy was cleared out - the exploded vehicle was towed away, along with the two cars who were caught on fire after that. People were evacuated and are not let in the area closer than 150 meters from the metro station. The entrance and exit to the Rizhskaya Metro Station have been closed.
Our reporter found out that the number of the killed reached 8 people. According to the preliminary information, minimum one child was killed by explosion.
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