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Blasts continue at Russia's Urals arms depot, 75 injured

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At least 75 people have been injured in blasts that have been shaking an ammunition depot in Russia's Urals region since a fire broke out on Thursday, rescuers said on Saturday.

At least 75 people have been injured in blasts that have been shaking an ammunition depot in Russia's Urals republic of Udmurtia since a fire broke out on Thursday, rescuers said on Saturday.

About thirty of the 75 people are in hospital, and five have been discharged.

A fire broke out at the arms depot late on Thursday causing a string of explosions, the Defense Ministry said. Nearly 30,000 people were evacuated.

The Health Ministry said 76 people had asked for medical assistance.

"Fourteen people suffered injuries of various degrees, 21 are in a state of shock," the ministry said.

Alexander Goryainov, head of Udmurtia's presidential administration and government, said most of injuries were cuts and bruises.

MOSCOW/IZHEVSK, June 4 (RIA Novosti)

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