Twin Explosions in Russian Metro Blast; Ten Killed; Dozens Injured (Pictures)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

At least ten commuters, possibly children on spring break, are known to have died as twin shrapnel bombs tore through two subway trains, in St. Petersburg, Russia, that left dozens injured according to the state news agency TASS.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was attending a forum in St. Petersburg, has been quoted in multiple media as saying authorities are considering all possible causes of the twin explosions including terrorism.

 

Social Media users have alerted the world to the deadly blast which occurred between the Tekhnologichesky and the Sennaya Square metro stations in St. Petersburg, Russia, a major coastal city of 5million, located near the Finland and Estonia borders.

All St. Petersburg Subway stations have been closed after the morning blast. Pictures are surfacing of mangled carriages, and injured and dead lying on the platforms. It was reported at least eight ambulances had gathered outside the subway station.

Solid information is limited and the consensus on the Social Media platform twitter indicate at least ten have died, 50 or more injured, two trains were blown up, and the St. Petersburg metro wide has shut down.  CNN reports twin explosions.

LONDON Terror Attack: Four Killed; 40 Injured in Lone Wolf Islamic Attack; Eight Arrests in Birmingham and London

Putin was in St. Petersburg attending the All Russian People’s Front convention. The conference was held 16km from the blast site. The beleaguered world leader is fighting global accusations of election interference in the U.S. November Predental elections that instilled longtime associate Donald Trump into the office of the President.

Putin whose violation of territorial sovereignty of neighboring Ukraine resulted in sanctions and expulsion from the G8, has yet to be brought back into the fold and is still facing severe sanctions by the United States and has yet to be reinstated into the G8.

Oddly, and unfortunately, some social media users have posted the blast was arranged by the KGB or by Putin directly to instill fear in the people and reinstate order.

Putin has expressed his condolences to the families of those lost in this tragedy.

Beltway Insider: Trump Set Backs; Flynn Paid; Columbia; Israel; Assad; Mexico’s Penis Seat; Texting Killer

The Russian Embassy in Russian expressed deepest condolences saying, “We are shocked.” There has been no comment from the United States, President Trump, or his Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

All pictures pulled from Sputnik @sputnikInt on Twitter credited as posted.

 

Haute Tease

  • James Beard Foundation Announces Restaurant Design Award Jury and Final Call Dates For Select 2017 Awards Categories

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The James Beard Foundation announced a distinguished panel of jurors to serve as the judging authority for the 2017 Restaurant Design Awards. This panel invites restaurants, architects, interior designers, and graphic designers to submit their projects for consideration for the 2017 Restaurant Design Awards.  

  • KYOCERA Ceramic Coated Cookware Review – Elevate Your Cooking Experience

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kyocera, of Kyoto Japan, a well know and established name in high end cookware and cutlery tools, recently provided the opportunity to test the ceramic coated cookware so sure of its excellence ability to create only the finest.

     
  • HL Streaming: 20 Top Rated Shows on Netflix

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

     

    From humble beginnings in 1999, when people could subscribe to get movies delivered to their door, to an entertainment juggernaut worth over $30 billion, Netflix has come a long way.

     
  • U.S. Air Force Helicopter Crashes in Okinawa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A United States Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter, carrying four servicemen, crashed into the mountains of Okinawa, Japan, killing one and injuring the others. The cause is still unknown.

     
  • Obama Signals Victory; Romney Vows Swift Action if Elected -The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 26

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidate, has vowed swift action, if elected in November, to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.

Crime

  • Kayaker Body Found Identified as Missing Fiance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Murdered kayaker Vincent Viafore, reported missing by Angelika Graswald, his fiancee, has been found in the murky waters of the Hudson River where he was last seen in early April as the two enjoyed a recreational boating trip.

     
  • New York City Blast Injures 29; Second Device Found

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A powerful homemade bomb placed in a steel garbage unit exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29, just after 8:30pm Saturday, launching a fireball into the air, blowing out windows, rocking cars and sending residents fleeing.

     
  • Boston Man Charged In Child Kidnapping Cannibalism Plot

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Geoffrey Portway, the final of three men who met online, has been charged with sending explicit messages that included plotting to kidnap, rape, torture, and murder children and then dismember and eat them.

     
  • Two Majors Cities Hit With Mass Shooting Scares in One Day

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Three days after a TSA agent was killed at LAX during a Mass Shooting, the Westfield Garden State Mall in Paramus, New Jersey and Central Connecticut State University Campus were both targeted by deranged individuals.

     
  • No Indictment in Ferguson Case; Violence Hits More Than 90 Cities

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Missouri Grand Jury refused to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African American teen shot and killed in broad daylight, while walking in the street near his home, last August.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • Interstellar Soundtrack with Music By Hans Zimmer Out In Time For The Holidays

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    (October 28, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA) WaterTower Music today proudly announces the November 18 release of Interstellar: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, with music by renowned composer Hans Zimmer, whose career has earned him Grammy, Golden Globe, Classical Brit, Academy, Tony, and American Music Awards.

     
  • San Diego Jazz Fest Features Traditional Jazz, Swing, Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly, Gospel, and Ragtime

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    San Diego, California, For Immedite Release - The San Diego Jazz Fest takes place November 26-November 30 and will feature over thirty bands and guest artists from across the U.S. playing for dancing and listening in seven venues.

     
  • After Snowden - Privacy, Secrecy and Security in the Information Age Review – Opens The Floor to Debate

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In June 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of documents he stole from the National Security Agency (NSA), from several laptop computers, exposing flaws and violations of the Fourth Amendment routinely practiced in the Domestic Surveillance program.

     
  • Plug Research Releases the Highly Anticipated Coultrains Jungle Mumbo Jumbo Project

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    On April 23rd, appreciators of soul, jazz & beat music alike rejoice as Coultrain releases his long-awaited new project, Jungle Mumbo Jumbo. Perhaps best known for his work as one half of Hawthorne Headhunters (alongside Black Spade), or as the once lead singer of Waajeed's Platinum Pied Pipers - this release marks Train's first proper solo album on a label

     
  • The Fifth Letter Review - Page Turning Legal Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Fifth Letter, a novel by research scholar Dr. Vivian Carpenter, introduces Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female Supreme Court justice caught between her conscience and political expedience when forced to consider the most important question facing the U.S. Supreme Court today: Who is a person with inalienable rights?