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Artillery depot fire in Ulyanovsk

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Two firefighters died and seven soldiers were injured during the blasts at a Russian military depot in the city of Ulyanovsk

Two firefighters died and seven soldiers were injured during the blasts at a Russian military depot in the city of Ulyanovsk

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Two firefighters died and seven soldiers were injured during the blasts at a Russian military depot in the city of Ulyanovsk

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The explosions started at about 4:00 pm (Moscow time) [13:00 GMT].

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The explosions started at about 4:00 pm (Moscow time) [13:00 GMT].

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Over 3,000 people were evacuated from the nearby areas.

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Over 3,000 people were evacuated from the nearby areas.

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The fire emerged during the controlled destruction of ammunition because the set cycle was broken.

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The fire emerged during the controlled destruction of ammunition because the set cycle was broken.

© RIA Novosti . Natalya Melnik / Go to the photo bank

Forty-three servicemen were hiding in a bomb shelter and were taken out after the fire was partially localized..

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Forty-three servicemen were hiding in a bomb shelter and were taken out after the fire was partially localized..

© RIA Novosti . Natalya Melnik / Go to the photo bank

Local railroad communication was suspended after the explosions but later resumed.

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Local railroad communication was suspended after the explosions but later resumed.

© RIA Novosti . Natalya Melnik / Go to the photo bank

Ulyanovsk Region governor Sergei Morozov said the version of a terrorist attack was ruled out, adding that the fire will be fully extinguished by morning.

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Ulyanovsk Region governor Sergei Morozov said the version of a terrorist attack was ruled out, adding that the fire will be fully extinguished by morning.

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