St. Petersburg cafe explosion injures 32 so far

The number of people injured by the explosion in the Street Bar cafe in Saint Petersburg has risen to 32, RIA Novosti cites the Russian Healthcare Ministry.

Photo: Igor Selivanov, exclusively for Novaya-Europe

Photo: Igor Selivanov, exclusively for Novaya-Europe

The agency says a total of 24 people were admitted to hospital; 10 of them are in critical condition.

“The latest data shows the incident in the Saint Petersburg cafe injured 32 people and killed one. A total of 10 people are in critical condition, while 16 people are in a medium condition, including a girl, 14, and 5 people are in a satisfactory condition,” the statement says.

Maxim Fomin, a Russian “war correspondent” who used the pseudonym of Vladlen Tatarsky, was killed in the explosion at Street Bar yesterday.

The place was previously owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, and a discussion club called “Cyber Z Front” has been gathering here recently. One of the versions says a woman who attended a meeting with Tatarsky brought a figurine with her, and a bomb was planted inside of it.

Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated a criminal procedure on the account of murder.

Interfax cites its sources and says that a woman named Darya Trepova has been detained and is suspected of assassinating Tatarsky. This has yet to be verified by any officials. Baza says Trepova has not been detained, but rather is being searched for alongside her husband Dmitry Rylov.

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