Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


Crumbling metro stations in St Petersburg, Russia, are undergoing emergency inspections following last week's collapse of a 35-year-old concrete station canopy, which killed five people. Sennaya Ploschad station in the city centre was crowded with commuters on Thursday evening when the cantilever entrance canopy came down. Eyewitness reports suggest the collapse was progressive, with initial loud cracking noises giving enough warning for those at the edge of the area to flee to safety ...

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or