Moscow, Apr 2 : Three people have been injured in an explosion at a military academy in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Russian media cited the Defence Ministry as saying.
An unidentified object exploded in a utility room at the Mozhaisky Academy at about 1:30 p.m. local time on April 2, TASS reported, citing unnamed Defense Ministry officials.
The three people who were hurt received medical attention and their lives were not in danger, the reports said. Citing an unnamed emergency worker, RIA Novosti reported that the blast occurred in a second-floor classroom, and that 20 people had been trapped temporarily after a staircase collapsed. Other local media had cited an unnamed ambulance service employee as saying the victims of the blast may be cadets at the academy.
Earlier reports said that four people were injured. The Mozhaisky Academy trains personnel for Russia's aerospace forces and other parts of the military. (UNI)