Explosion on the campus of the military college in St. Petersburg

Russian media reported that the explosion occurred on the campus of the Military Academy of Communication in St. Petersburg. The first unofficial reports indicated that the drone may have crashed near the university. However, the Leningrad Military District officially announced that the explosives had exploded while cleaning the academy premises. At least seven people were injured.

At least seven people were injured in the explosion at the Military Academy of Communications. Budyonny in St. Petersburg.

At first, unofficial reports from St. Petersburg said the university had been hit by a drone. However, this information has not been officially confirmed, the Russian Bassa channel reported on Telegram.

According to preliminary data, the condition of two of the injured is critical, the portal wrote. Emergency services are on site.

The Fontanka portal wrote that explosives exploded in the basement of the building. “There was a loud explosion, people started screaming, students ran, there was chaos, firefighters, police and ambulances came,” one of the witnesses told the Groza portal.

According to the pro-Kremlin RIA Novosti agency, World War II explosives reportedly exploded on the academy’s campus.

These reports were later confirmed by the news service of the Leningrad Military District. In a report cited by state agency TASS, they said the explosion occurred around 20 (7 p.m. in Poland), “cleaning one of the bases and unloading the debris into a container.” According to the report, a 76 mm World War II bullet exploded in the basement of one of the buildings on the university campus. District officials are working on site to determine the cause and circumstances of the explosion. It has also been confirmed that 7 soldiers were injured in the bomb attack.

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According to St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beklov, the explosion “did not have a terrorist character.”

tvn24.pl, PAP, RIA Novosti, Dos

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