No M'sians affected by St Petersburg train bombing: Foreign Ministry

HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN


PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry today confirmed that no Malaysians were affected in yesterday’s deadly suicide bombing in an underground train in St Petersburg, Russia.

In a statement, the ministry said that of the three non-Russians affected by the incident, none was a Malaysian.

Earlier today, the ministry said it had established close contact with authorities in St Petersburg, through the Malaysian Embassy in Moscow, to determine the welfare of Malaysians in the city.

At least fourteen people were killed and 49 injured in the explosion, which occurred between two underground stations in the Russian city.

Russia's state investigative committee said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber, whom they have identified, but declined to name.

Malaysians in St Petersburg affected by the incident, or require consular assistance, may contact the Malaysian Embassy in Moscow at Mosfilmovskaya Ulitsa 50, 117192, Moscow.

They can also call +7 495 419 9898, +7 495 419 9899 or e-mail mwmoscow@kln.gov.my.