13 injured in Saint Petersburg supermarket bombing: Reports

The incident, which occurred at the Perekrestok supermarket late on Wednesday, is being investigated as a 'potential mass homicide attempt,' the officials said. Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI St Petersburg, FL, United States Dec 28, 2017, 11.02 AM (IST)

At least 13 persons have been injured in Wednesday's explosion at a St. Petersburg's supermarket, according to the latest data.

"As of 08:00 (on December 28, 2017), the total number of people injured in the blast in a supermarket in Kondratyevsky Avenue is 13.

Of these, five refused to be taken to the hospital.

Five of those remaining in hospitals are in a moderately grave condition, while three are in a satisfactory condition," Russia`s news agency TASS reported, citing the city's Vice-Governor in charge of social issues, Anna Mityanina, as saying, in a Twitter post.

The incident, which occurred at the Perekrestok supermarket late on Wednesday, is being investigated as a "potential mass homicide attempt," the officials said.

Earlier reports had stated that the incident left ten persons dead.

There are reportedly no children among those injured.The explosion went off inside a locker of a grocery store.