9 October 2012, 11:37

Blasts rock Orenburg polygon

Blasts rock Orenburg polygon

According to preliminary data, the spontaneous missile explosion at the polygon near Orenburg has caused no casualties. The military were to dispose of several missiles, which spontaneously detonated resulting in a series of major blasts

A train loaded with missiles prepared for disposal has caught fire at a polygon outside Orenburg.

A series of blasts have reportedly shaken a local military polygon 40 kilometers off the Russian city of Orenburg.

The report came in at 11.05 a.m. Moscow time. According to the source, the military are blowing up outdated missiles.

A triple blast was reportedly heard at the Totsky testing ground near Orenburg. Several explosions were reported  in the city.

The missiles, which were to be disposed of, are exploding at the Donguz railway station where they are usually deposited before being taken to the polygon, the source said.

The blasts at the military ground near Orenburg are posing no threat to the residents, he said.



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