by Dolapo Adelana
Russian President Vladmir Putin has reacted to the twin explosions that rocked a metro station in St Petersburg.
Speaking on the incident, Putin said the attack could be terror-related.
“The causes of this event have not been determined yet, so it’s too early to talk about [possible causes],” Mr Putin said. “The investigation will show. Certainly, we will consider all variants, common, criminal, first of all, of a terrorist nature.”
The president condoled with the families of those who lost their lives saying authorities have begun an investigation into the incident.
“There’s been an explosion in St Petersburg metro and there are casualties and fatalities and I would like to express my condolences and regrets to relatives of those who died and suffered.
“I have spoken to special services and law enforcement, who are doing everything to find out the reason of the accident, give a full assessment of what happened, and the city and federal authorities will take all necessary measures to provide support to families to those who died and suffered injury.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.