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Labor Inspectorate Found Out 143 Violations before Closing Down Ammo Plant

Bulgaria's General Labor Inspectorate has issued a decree to close the explosives plant Midzhur, hours after a blast in the factory razed it to the ground killing 15 employees.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1306

President Plevneliev: 'Blatant Non-Observance of Rules' Caused Deaths

Innocent lives were lost due to a blatant non-compliance with prescriptions and rules established by state institutions on how to work with explosive materials, Bulgaria's President said Thursday.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 15:34 | Viewed: 746

Fifteen Dead After Bulgarian Ammo Plant Explosion - Officials

The blast at the Midzhur explosives plant resulted in the deaths of 13 men and 2 women, Interior Ministry officials say.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 2577

'New Product' Tested at Midzhur Ammo Plant on Day of Explosion

A new product was introduced Thursday on the assembly line at the explosives factory near Bulgaria's Gorni Lom shortly before some of the ammo went off, a trade-union leader says.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 12:52 | Viewed: 965

Bulgaria Declares October 3 National Day of Mourning over Ammo Plant Blast

Friday, October 3 will be a day of national mourning after the explosion at the Midzhur ammunition factory near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom, the Council of Ministers has announced.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1589

Chief Prosecutor to Personally Investigate Gorni Lom Ammo Plant Blast

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has said he is personally committed to the probe into the explosions that razed the Midzhur factory with 14 to 15 people feared dead.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 12:19 | Viewed: 1257

Fourteen Employees at Gorni Lom Plant During Explosion - Witnesses

There were fourteen people at the time of the explosion in the ammo factory Midzhur near the village of Gorni Lom in Bulgaria's north-west, witnesses say.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 11:46 | Viewed: 1771

Specially Equipped Team to Enter Site of Explosion in NW Bulgaria

A specially equipped team of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior is to enter the site of the explosion near the village of Gorni Lom.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 10:53 | Viewed: 939

Explosion-Hit Explosives Plant in NW Bulgaria Functioned Despite Numerous Penalty Notices

Bulgaria’s caretaker Labor Minister Yordan Hristoskov informed that the explosives factory near the village of Gorni Lom, which was stricken by a powerful blast on Wednesday, had been issued a number of penalty notices.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1488

Blast at Explosives Plant Likely Due To Human Error - Ammo Expert

A human error is the likely cause of Wednesday’s blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria, leading ammunition expert Valentin Radev has said.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 09:40 | Viewed: 714

Up to 15 Feared Dead in Wednesday Blast at Bulgarian Explosives Plant

The death toll from Wednesday’s blast at an explosives factory in northwestern Bulgaria could be as high as 15, according to unofficial estimates.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 07:57 | Viewed: 1244

Blast at Explosives Factory in NW Bulgaria Cuts Off Power Supply to 2 Hydropower Plants

The blast at an explosives factory near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom has left two hydropower plants without electricity.

Society » Incidents | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 23:41 | Viewed: 791

Fire Safety Service Holds Emergency Meeting over Blast at Explosives Factory in NW Bulgaria

Operational Headquarters of the National Fire Security and Protection of Population Service is holding an emergency meeting over the blast at an explosives factory in the village of Gorni Lom.

Society » Incidents | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 23:20 | Viewed: 1062

Blast at Explosives Plant in NW Bulgaria Leaves at least 2 Injured, over 10 Feared Dead

Two women have been injured in a blast at a plant specialized in the production of explosives near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom, Vidin district.

Society » Incidents | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 19:54 | Viewed: 1784

600 Thousand Bulgarians Suffer from Diabetes – Expert

Some 9% of Bulgarians have diabetes, according to Dr. Natalia Temelkova, endocrinologist at Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia.

Society » Health | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 16:35 | Viewed: 714

Donations in Bulgaria Hit Record Low in 2013

Record decline in donations in the country in 2013 was reported by the Bulgarian Donors' Forum.

Society | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 12:57 | Viewed: 612

Grigor Dimitrov Tops Forbes Bulgaria Celebrity List

Forbes Bulgaria has named top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov the biggest celebrity in Bulgaria, Tuesday.

Society | October 1, 2014, Wednesday // 12:31 | Viewed: 1080

Children's Museum To Open In Sofia Next Year

A children's science museum, called Muzeiko, will open in Sofia next year, reports Nova TV.

Society » Culture | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 1111

Turkish Truck Drivers Complain From Syrian Immigrants

The Turkish international truck drivers complain from the Syrian immigrants trying to board their trucks at the Turkish-Bulgarian border, reports the BTA wire service.

Society » Incidents | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 917

Unemployment Rates in Bulgaria Remain Stable in August – Eurostat

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.5% in August 2014, stable compared with July 2014, but down from 12.0% in August 2013, according to Eurostat.

Society | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 14:39 | Viewed: 663

WWF: Global Wildlife Population Dropped by 50% in 40 Years

The Living Planet Index, which measures trends in thousands of vertebrate species populations, shows a decline of 52% between 1970 and 2010, according to the latest edition of WWF's Living Planet Report.

Society » Environment | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 13:40 | Viewed: 743