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Russian Village Evacuated After Ammunition Depot Fire

U.S. News

FILE - In this Friday, June 3, 2011 file photo, a fire engulfs an ammunition depot in Pugachyovo in the central Russian region of Udmurtia. Russia's emergency officials say they are evacuating residents from a village in central Russia after a nearby ammunition depot caught fire. The Emergency Situations Ministry said in a statement Wednesday, May 16, 2018 that they deployed a helicopter and a jet to put out a fire at the ammunition depot in the town of Pugachyovo. It was the second fire at the same depot in seven years. One person died and about 100 people sought medical help when a fire engulfed the depot in the summer of 2011.


Soldiers die in Indian army depot fire

BBC News

Seventeen Indian soldiers have been killed in a massive fire at a military ammunition depot in western Maharashtra state, army officials say. The fire in the depot at Pulgaon near Nagpur triggered a number of explosions, leading to the evacuation of people from neighbouring villages. Firefighters are trying to put out the blaze, in which at least 19 people have also been injured. The fire broke out early on Tuesday and spread quickly through the depot. Reports said about 1,000 villagers had been evacuated as shells and splinters ripped through the area.


Thousands Evacuated in Ukraine as Ammunition Depot Explodes

U.S. News

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine September 27, 2017.


Huge explosions rock Jordan's Zarqa, no casualties reported

Al Jazeera

A series of massive explosions rocked the Jordanian city of Zarqa early on Friday, but there were no initial reports of casualties and authorities said the blasts were probably caused by an electrical short circuit at a nearby military munitions depot. Huge orange flames lit the desert night sky after the explosions sparked a large fire east of Jordan's second-largest city. The flames could be seen as far away as the capital, Amman, 35 kms (22 miles) to the southwest. Amjad Adailah, spokesman for Jordan's government, said the blasts occurred "in a warehouse containing unuseable mortar bombs belonging to the armed forces". No injuries have been recorded so far, he said, adding that initial investigations show "the explosion was caused by an electric circuit in army ammunition depots that are in an isolated and unpopulated area and under camera surveillance".


Fire At India's Biggest Army Ammunition Depot Kills At Least 17 In Maharashtra, Death Toll Likely To Rise

International Business Times

At least 17 people have died and over a dozen injured in central India after a fire broke out at a military ammunition depot early Tuesday. The deceased include two army officers, local reports said. The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m., local time, (4:00 p.m. EDT) at the Central Ammunition Depot in Pulgaon city of Wardha district in the western state of Maharashtra. Two army officers and 15 soldiers from Defence Security Corps were killed, the Times of India newspaper reported citing defense sources. Fire at India's Central Ammunition Depot in Maharashtra has been brought under control Tuesday.