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Crimea: Sabotage in a military warehouse caused ammunition detonation


Crimea: Sabotage in a military warehouse caused ammunition detonation

Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that after a sabotage a fire broke out in a military warehouse in the municipality of Dzhankoi, in northern Crimea, which caused the detonation of ammunition.
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A statement released on the Ministry´s website refers that the incident caused damage to civilian facilities, including power lines, a power generation plant, railways and residential buildings.

“There are no serious casualties. Necessary measures are being taken to eliminate the consequences of the sabotage,” the Ministry added.

For his part, local governor Sergey Aksyonov, reported that two people were injured, but explained that “their lives are not in danger.”

He added that as a result of the explosion, the Dzhankoi railway was damaged, so trains coming from mainland Russia “will stop at the Vladislavovka station”, where passengers will have to take a bus to get “to the nearest bus stations”, the governor said.

Aksyonov added that the detonation of ammunition has been completed.

Also, the head of Máiskoie administration, Nikolai Karpéts, confirmed to Sputnik agency that about 2,000 residents were evacuated as a result of the incident.


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