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Five Servicemen Injured in Simulation Ammunition Round Explosion in Northwest Russia

© Sputnik / Daniil Sidorov / Go to the photo bankRussian Emergency Situation Ministry officers wait near their cars in the town of Achinsk, some 150 km west of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The fire hit ammunition depot at a military base outside the town on August 5 leaving leaving 12 people injured
Russian Emergency Situation Ministry officers wait near their cars in the town of Achinsk, some 150 km west of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The fire hit ammunition depot at a military base outside the town on August 5 leaving leaving 12 people injured - Sputnik International
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MURMANSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Five servicemen received minor injuries in an explosion of simulated ammunition at a military base in Russia's northwestern Murmansk Region, a regional emergency service source stated.
"Five servicemen received minor injuries as a result of a violation of safety requirements and the subsequent explosion of a simulated ammunition round during scheduled exercises at a military base in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk Region", the source said.

The information about the incident was later confirmed by the Northern Fleet.

© Sputnik / Pavel Gerasimov / Go to the photo bankMilitary exercises in Leningrad Region
Five Servicemen Injured in Simulation Ammunition Round Explosion in Northwest Russia - Sputnik International
Military exercises in Leningrad Region
"On 4 March, five contract servicemen sustained insignificant injuries during planned combat training exercises at a military range in the Murmansk Region as a result of a blatant violation of safety requirements that led to a sudden explosion of a low-powered ammunition round", the fleet's press service said.

All the injured servicemen have been taken to hospitals, according to the Northern Fleet.

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