Russia: St. Petersburg blast casualties 'not facing life-threatening risks' — chief investigator

взрывныеJournalist (Russian): «What is known about the explosive device, its size, nature and [inaudible]?» Alexander Claus, Head of Main Investigative Directorate of Russia's Investigative Committee in St. Petersburg (Russian): «It is being investigated.» Russian chief investigator Alexander Claus stated that people injured in the Perekrestok's explosion «are not facing life-threatening risks... Еще,» when speaking from St. Petersburg on Wednesday. «As of now, it has been established that ten people with sustained body injuries have been taken to the city's hospitals. At the moment, injured people are not facing life-threatening risks,» said Claus. Earlier in the day, the blast hit the Perekrestok supermarket in the Gigant Hall leisure centre. According to the Russian Investigative Committee's preliminary findings, a home-made explosive device full of striking elements was detonated in a safe case encompassing one of the supermarket's checkout lanes. The blast occurred at around 15:30 GMT. Police, emergency services, the Federal Security Service, and the Russian Investigative Committee are at the scene. The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation.

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