Line 2

Athens metro station closed after suicide

The operator of the Athens metro has said that it shut down the station at Panepistimio in the city center following a suicide.

Initial reports said a man threw himself onto the tracks in front of an incoming train.

Line 2 of the metro will run from Anthoupoli to Metaxourgio and from Syntagma to Elliniko until the station is reopened.

Blast in St Petersburg metro station kills at least 9, injures 20

At least nine people were killed and 20 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St. Petersburg metro system on April 3, the Russian National Anti-Terrorist Committee said, according to Reuters. 

Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the blast, which occurred when the train was between two stations, was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel.