A building at the Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics University (ITMO University) in St. Petersburg partially collapsed on Saturday afternoon (local time), February 16. Eyewitnesses indicated that several people may be trapped under rubble. Some 60 others were evacuated from the building following the collapse. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours as emergency teams respond. Further details are still emerging. Avoid the area.
Individuals in St. Petersburg are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the incident area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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