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    URGENT: Gas poisoning in St. Petersburg not a terrorist attack - governor

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    ST. PETERSBURG, December 26 (RIA Novosti) - All people affected by the unknown gas dispersed in trade centers in St. Petersburg have received medical aid and have been released from hospitals, St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko said Monday, emphasizing that the incident was not a terrorist attack.

    "All people who asked for medical assistance after being affected by the unknown substance dispersed in several trade centers in St. Petersburg were given medical aid and sent home," Matviyenko said.

    She said experts were still trying to identify the gas, but could confirm that the incident was not an act of terrorism.

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