MOSCOW, August 23 (Itar-Tass) —— All the theories of the Tuesday explosion at the Ashuluk training range in the Astrakhan region, which killed six servicemen and injured twelve, will be pondered, the Mail Military Prosecutor’s Office told Itar-Tass.
“Military prosecutors of the Southern Military District are verifying the compliance with laws on the preservation of life and health of servicemen, fire safety rules and safety in the disposal of munitions,” he said.
“Military prosecutor of the Southern Military District Lt. Gen. Vladimir Milovanov is visiting the accident scene together with a group of colleagues,” assistant to the district prosecutor Natif Gadzhimedov told Itar-Tass.
The compliance of the military unit with the rules of the disposal of munitions will be verified, he said.
Some sources said that the explosion happened in the disposal of munitions, while other said that the munitions detonated in transportation.
Military detectives and forensic experts of the Russian Investigation Committee have gone to the Ashuluk training range in the Astrakhan region, Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass earlier.
“A helicopter is taking a group of military detectives and forensic experts of the Russian Investigation Committee to the explosion scene at the Defense Ministry’s training range in Ashuluk. They will start pre-trial investigation,” Markin said.
“According to the preliminary information, the explosion killed six servicemen and injured twelve. All of them are now in hospital,” he said.