PRAVDA.Ru journalist reported from the scene of the tragedy (the spot between Krestovsky department store and the entrance to Rizhskaya Metro Station) the fire was put out by 5-7 fire brigades by 08:37 pm.
At 08:39 all the streets near the spot of the explosion were encircled by the police, except for the highway from the Rizhski bridge.
There are about 12 ambulance brigades on the scene of the tragedy. Totally, about for ambulance brigades arrived in the area.
Moscow City Police Administration confirmed the information on 7 killed people. Reuters reported that minimum 5 were killed and 12 were wounded.
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