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Russia: Doctors treat injured paratroopers after military range explosion01:26

Russia: Doctors treat injured paratroopers after military range explosion

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
October 23, 2013 at 13:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Doctors treat injured paratroopers after military range explosion

Two injured paratroopers were transported for treatment to St. Petersburg's Military Medical Academy after an explosion, which also left six dead at a military range in the north-western Pskov region on Tuesday.

The paratroopers, Ivan Zakharov and Alexey Nikishaev, are said to have received multiple soft tissue injuries, but have been treated an, according to medical staff, are in a stable condition.

According to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry, the fatal incident at the Strugi Krasnye firing range, near the city of Pskov, was caused by unexploded munitions said on Tuesday.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has issued an order to offer all necessary help to the families of those killed. A criminal case has been launched at the military range, under Article 349 of the Russian Criminal Code (arms mishandling causing two or more deaths by negligence), according to the Main Military Investigative Department.

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Russia: Doctors treat injured paratroopers after military range explosion

Two injured paratroopers were transported for treatment to St. Petersburg's Military Medical Academy after an explosion, which also left six dead at a military range in the north-western Pskov region on Tuesday.

The paratroopers, Ivan Zakharov and Alexey Nikishaev, are said to have received multiple soft tissue injuries, but have been treated an, according to medical staff, are in a stable condition.

According to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry, the fatal incident at the Strugi Krasnye firing range, near the city of Pskov, was caused by unexploded munitions said on Tuesday.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has issued an order to offer all necessary help to the families of those killed. A criminal case has been launched at the military range, under Article 349 of the Russian Criminal Code (arms mishandling causing two or more deaths by negligence), according to the Main Military Investigative Department.