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St. Petersburg metro bombing

Valeria Rodriguez, Reporter

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At around 2:40 pm on April 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia, 14 people died in a terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg metro, among them many students. The explosion happened between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. Later, another larger device was found and disabled at Ploshchad Vosstaniya station. After investigating the DNA found on the second bag, it is believed that Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, planted the second, larger device, in Ploshchad Vosstaniya station.
Now, the train driver, Alexander Kaverin, is being praised in Russia for the rapid evacuation of passengers. Instead of stopping at the station where the explosion occurred he kept going to the next station. “At that moment there was no question of fear. It was just a question of working, rolling up your sleeves,” he said. “I just acted according to instructions, because we have instructions worked out especially for such cases. We have had explosions before and I think these instructions are very clever, very correct.”

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