An unmanned aircraft has hit the roof of the central railway station in the city of Kursk, shattering several windows and causing a small fire, the governor of the border Kursk Region, Roman Starovoyt, said on Sunday morning.
“Ukrainian drone attack in Kursk. According to preliminary information, it crashed into the roof of the railway station building, after which a fire broke out. Five people were slightly injured by glass fragments,” the governor wrote at 3:54am local time.
The official added that all “emergency services are working at the scene,” promising to share more details of the incident later.
According to several unverified videos shared by Telegram news channels, the explosion apparently caused only minor damage to the roof and facade of the building. Eyewitnesses also reportedly heard the sounds of a drone engine in the area ahead of the blast.
Around the time of the attack, two of Moscow’s international airports, Vnukovo and Domodedovo, briefly suspended all flights. Mayor Sergey Sobyanin later said that the Russian military successfully thwarted an attempted drone attack from the southern direction.