Another blast at arms depot in Ulyanovsk

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Global Security report

Eight servicemen were killed and two injured on Monday in a new explosion at an arms depot in the city of Ulyanovsk, in Russia’s Volga region, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Col. Alexei Kuznetsov said the explosion occurred when ammunition was being loaded into a truck.

This happens just 10 days after since the last ammo dump explosion in Ulyanovsk. RTE News (via. Shooters Log) report

The blasts took place while munitions were being detonated in a controlled operation at the city’s number 31 arms depot, the Ulyanovsk branch of Russia’s FSB security service said in a statement.

May the dead rest in peace, and the military prevent this tragedy happening for a third time.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Carl Carl on Nov 24, 2009

    Artillery shells... They should normally be stored and transported separate from their fuses, right?

  • Lance Lance on Nov 24, 2009

    Got to tell those Russian solders to QUIT smokeing around ammo depots!