Military facility on fire near Russia’s Belgorod

3 January, 08:49 PM
Local residents report detonation of ammunition (Photo:Screenshot of the video t.me/no_oskol)

Local residents report detonation of ammunition (Photo:Screenshot of the video t.me/no_oskol)

A series of explosions rocked Novy Oskol in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast on Jan. 3, according to local social media accounts.

In videos posted online, a thick column of black smoke can be seen rising above the settlement.

According to local residents, a military facility is burning in the town, with an ammunition cook-off underway.

Local governor Andrey Gridnev claimed the accident was merely a “fire at a temporary construction site,” as a result of workplace negligence.

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