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Number of People Wounded in Blast at Ammo Depot in Achinsk, Russia Grows to 10

Sputnik News

08:24 10.08.2019(updated 09:09 10.08.2019)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people wounded in an explosion at an ammunition depot near the town of Achinsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory rose to 10 people, while four of them were hospitalised, a spokesperson of regional emergency services announced on Saturday.

"As a result of the following shockwave, 10 people were injured. Four of them were hospitalised", the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that six other people had been treated as outpatients.

According to the spokesperson, the blast damaged railroad tracks, a train's windows and five cars.

"On Saturday, we plan to continue searching for, collecting and reclaiming unexploded 122-mm and 152-mm caliber projectiles", the spokesperson pointed out.

Explosions initially rocked the depot on Monday, leaving 12 people injured. However, on Friday, the Russian Armed Forces' Central Military Districе said that lightning hit an ammunition rack.

Nine people were injured in a blast near a railroad on the Uluy-Achinsk section in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and four of them were hospitalised, a spokesperson for the local emergency service has noted.


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