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Explosion at Russian military base, 2 dead

ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2019 18:13 IST

Moscow [Russia], Aug 8 (ANI): At least two people were killed and four others sustained injuries in an explosion at a military base in Russia's northwestern Arkhangelsk region on Thursday, country's Defence Ministry said.
"During tests of a liquid propulsion system, an explosion occurred and the product ignited. As a result of the accident, six representatives of the Defense Ministry and the developer enterprise were injured. Two specialists died from injuries," Sputnik quoted the ministry as saying.
The Ministry added that there had been no emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere as a result of the incident, adding that the radiation background is normal.
The accident is the second to hit the Russian military in less than a week. At least 12 people had suffered injuries in an explosion at an ammunition depot in the Krasnoyarsk region on Tuesday. (ANI)