St Petersburg residents queue to donate blood after metro blast

People queued outside a St Petersburg hospital to donate blood after dozens were wounded in a deadly suicide bombing in a metro carriage on Monday.

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (Reuters) – Scores of volunteers queued outside a hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city on Tuesday (April 4) to donate blood for those wounded in a deadly blast inside a metro train carriage a day earlier.

The explosion in the middle of Monday (April 3) afternoon occurred when the train was in a tunnel deep underground, killing at least 14 people and wounding 50 others.

The attack spurred people on social media to call for volunteers to donate blood.