Russia evacuates thousands after blasts at army area

By REUTERS
June 18, 2013 23:27




MOSCOW- Some 6,000 people were evacuated in Russia's southwestern Samara region on Tuesday after ammunition explosions shook a military training area, the Emergencies Ministry said.

The ministry said five explosions initially took place at the site on Tuesday evening, triggering a fire that was still causing blasts hours later.

Footage aired on Russia's state television showed plumes of dark smoke raising from the site, where the ministry said some 11 million pieces of ammunition was stored.


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