Ammunition Depot Fire in Far East Injures One

One person has been injured in an ammunition depot fire in the Primorsk Territory, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said on Friday

The Defense Ministry’s ammunition dump storing 100-mm shells is located 280 km northeast of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, and seven kilometers away from Sungach, the nearest settlement. While firefighting units are trying to extinguish the blaze, local officials are evacuating 700 residents from Sungach and the nearby village of Dukhovskoye.

“According to preliminary data, no one has been killed, but one has been injured and taken to hospital” the Emergencies Ministry said.


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