St.Petersburg terrorist attack: 16 victims

St.Petersburg terrorist attack: 16 victims
At the entrance to the station Technologihesky Institut Photo: Sergey Yermohin for RBC

On Friday, April 21, one of the victims of the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro died in the hospital. The number of deaths as a result of the terrorist attack thus increased to 16 people.

Another victim of the terrorist attack in the subway on April 3 died in the hospital of St. Petersburg. Originally, a message about this appeared on Twitter of Vice-Governor of the city Anna Mityanina.

Information on the death of the victim was also confirmed by RBC press secretary of Mityanina Alexander Popeyko. Thus, the death toll in the terrorist act in the subway of St. Petersburg has grown to 16 people.

According to Popeyko, the woman, born in 1960, who suffered in the terrorist act, was in extremely serious condition last two days. "She had more than four surgeries, and at some point there was an improvement, she was transferred to a group of patients in serious condition. But later she became worse, the doctors fought for her life. Death came from cerebral edema," Popeyko told RBC.

According to Popeyko, currently in the hospitals of St. Petersburg hospitals there are 23 injured, of which four have the condition of the average degree of severity. Another 19 patients are in satisfactory condition. 58 patients were transferred to outpatient treatment.

The terrorist act in the subway of St. Petersburg occurred on April 3. According to the investigation, the suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov launched an explosive device in the train car between the stations Technologichesky Institut and Sennaya Ploshchad.

On the fact of the explosion a criminal case was initiated under Art. 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Terrorist Act), accepted for production by the Main Department for the investigation of priority cases of the Investigative Committee.

In total, at present, ten people have been detained in the case of the terrorist act in the metro of St. Petersburg. According to the FSB, the organizer of the attack was native of Central Asia Abror Azimov, he was detained in Odintsovo district of the Moscow region. During the detention, a pistol was seized from him. His brother Akram Azimov was also taken into custody. He is suspected of having "falsified the documents of members of an international terrorist organization" so that they can freely enter Russia, and "personally received money in the territory of the Republic of Turkey from an active member of an international terrorist organization."

In addition, on April 7, the Basmanny Court sentenced Sodik Ortikov and Shokhista Karimova, workers of the restaurant from the same district of the Moscow region, to custody. During the search there were found pistols with ammunition, grenades, explosives and detonators.

As a result of operational and security measures, Seyfulla Khakimov, Ibrahibjon Ermatov, Dilmurod Muidinov, Bahram Yergashev, Azamjon Mahmudov and Mahamadyusuf Mirzaalimov were also detained in Petersburg.

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