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Russia: Four injured at ammunition depot explosion in Siberia00:59

Russia: Four injured at ammunition depot explosion in Siberia

Russian Federation, Achinsk
August 5, 2019 at 13:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Three adults and one child were injured as a result of fire and explosions which occurred at an artillery warehouse in the vicinity of Achinsk, Kraskoyarsk region, on Monday.

At the moment buses are being used to evacuate residents from the nearby settlements in a radius of 20 kilometres, local emergency officials were quoted as saying.

According to preliminary information, the fire is thought to have occurred after a shell detonated in the warehouse.

Over 40,000 shells are stored in the ammunition depot, military officials said.

Krasnoyarsk region's Governor Alexander Uss is on his way to the place of the incident, his press service said.

Russia: Four injured at ammunition depot explosion in Siberia00:59
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Three adults and one child were injured as a result of fire and explosions which occurred at an artillery warehouse in the vicinity of Achinsk, Kraskoyarsk region, on Monday.

At the moment buses are being used to evacuate residents from the nearby settlements in a radius of 20 kilometres, local emergency officials were quoted as saying.

According to preliminary information, the fire is thought to have occurred after a shell detonated in the warehouse.

Over 40,000 shells are stored in the ammunition depot, military officials said.

Krasnoyarsk region's Governor Alexander Uss is on his way to the place of the incident, his press service said.

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