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    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.

    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.

    He said a Defense Ministry team is currently investigating the incident. Russia's prosecutor general is overseeing the investigation.

    Two people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at the depot on November 13. More than 1,000 local residents were evacuated from the area.

    The Defense Ministry said the earlier explosions are believed to have occurred while ammunition was being dismantled at the depot.

    Six unexploded artillery shells were later found in the vicinity of the depot.

    MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti)

     

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