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    According to Fontanka.Ru, an explosion has taken place in the Nevsky district of Saint Petersburg.

    Mine clearance specialists have arrived at the scene to establish the cause of the blast.
    Local media reported, citing a representative of the city's administration that the victim was hospitalised following the blast. The victim has reportedly lost a hand in the incident.

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    The representative believes that the blast occurred due to a World War II landmine going off as the man was picking up scrap metal.  

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