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Kazakhstan: At least 16 injured after massive explosion at ammunition depot00:32

Kazakhstan: At least 16 injured after massive explosion at ammunition depot

Kazakhstan, Arys
June 24, 2019 at 11:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least sixteen people were injured after an ammunition depot exploded in a military base near the town of Arys in the southern Turkistan region on Monday.

According to preliminary reports, a massive fire erupted at the base after the initial blast, and thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising up from the scene.

The residents of the nearby houses were ordered to evacuate and a state of emergency was declared in the whole region, according to local authorities.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Kazakhstan: At least 16 injured after massive explosion at ammunition depot00:32
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At least sixteen people were injured after an ammunition depot exploded in a military base near the town of Arys in the southern Turkistan region on Monday.

According to preliminary reports, a massive fire erupted at the base after the initial blast, and thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising up from the scene.

The residents of the nearby houses were ordered to evacuate and a state of emergency was declared in the whole region, according to local authorities.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.