According to Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh, 25 Vietnamese students are pursuing courses at the military space academy.

Soldiers guard an entrance as an ambulance drives into the Alexander Mozhaysky Military Space Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that three people were hurt in the blast which took place in the utility room at about 1:30 p.m. They received medical attention and their lives were not in danger.

Police had sealed off the area around the academy while cadets and staff were leaving the grounds.

The Mozhaisky Military Space Academy is one of Russia’s largest military training establishments. It trains officers to serve in air and space defense and other branches of armed forces.

Source: VNA