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One missing, 12 wounded and thousands evacuated after Siberian ammunition dump
The explosion that occurred on Monday, August 5, in a military depot in Siberia has made many evasions necessary. Dmitry Dub / AP

The debris flew several kilometers around. One person is missing, twelve were injured and thousands were stranded on Monday, August 5, as a result of explosions caused by a fire in a house. © ammunition pellet in Siberia. According to doctors, seven people were injured, and two of them were hospitalized, according to the public agency TASS.

The main explosion, caused by a fire of unknown origin, occurred around 5 pm local time. He took a shelling of a military unit stationed near the village of Kamenka, quoted the statement published on the official website of the governor of Kamenka. region of Krasnoyarsk. According to local authorities, 9,500 inhabitants were evacuated within a radius of 15 kilometers around the disaster. The state of emergency has been decreed.

Witnesses have posted on the Internet videos showing a thick black smoke rising over a forest next to the depot. of ammunition. The British daily The Guardian posted on site a video showing the explosion:

"The ammunition has continued to explode for five hours. Several thousand have exploded », said a source to local rescue services, quoted by the TASS agency. Several trains equipped for firefighting have been dispatched to the scene. "Steps have been taken to prevent the spread of fire and ensure safety" in the area of ​​explosions, said the local branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Russian.

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