Blasts continue at Russia’s Urals arms depot, 75 injured

At least 75 people have been injured in blasts that have been shaking an ammunition depot in Russia’s Urals region since a fire broke out on Thursday, rescuers said on Saturday.

About thirty of the 75 people are in hospital, and five have been discharged.

A fire broke out at the arms depot late on Thursday causing a string of explosions, the Defense Ministry said. Nearly 30,000 people were evacuated.

The Health Ministry said 76 people had asked for medical assistance.

“Fourteen people suffered injuries of various degrees, 21 are in a state of shock,” the ministry said.

Alexander Goryainov, head of the presidential administration and the government of the Udmurtian republic, said most of injuries were cuts and bruises.

MOSCOW/IZHEVSK, June 4 (RIA Novosti)

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