Thousands of people were evacuated from Achinsk, a military town in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region on Monday after an ammunitions dump exploded.
Witnesses began posting videos of the fireball and black smoke in the sky.
A Russian government-owned media organisation TASS reports 12 people were injured, saying ' two disposal sites caught fire, with a total of about 25 thousand munitions.'
An explosion has rocked an arms depot at a Russian military base in the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk, injuring at least eight people.— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 5, 2019
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The shockwave from the explosion at the Russian Military Base pic.twitter.com/WECwRIPIDt— 💖🐝WENDY WOO🐝💖 (@Wendywoo_g) August 5, 2019
There was a large explosion today at the Russian Military Unit 74008 in the town of Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk. Allegedly, the warehouses there house artillery and tank munitions, air defense missiles, ATGMs, and MLRS rockets. 2/https://t.co/JcjBxqKDCi pic.twitter.com/m9luzxQObZ— Rob Lee (@RALee85) August 5, 2019
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