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1700 People Evacuated from Blast Area Near Chelopechene

About 1700 people have been transported away from the residential areas near Chelopechene, the Minister of Emergency Situations Emel Etem. Etem appealed to the mayor of Sofia Boyko Borisov and the District Mayors to do everything in their powers to assis

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Three Most Sacred Bulgarian Icons to Reunite in Sofia

The three most sacred Bulgarian miracle icons with the image of the Virgin Mary from the monasteries of Bachkovo, Troyan and Rila are going to travel to Sofia Thursday. The icons are going to be displayed together at the shrine and monument "St.

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No Danger for Kremikovtzi Steel Mill after Nearby Explosion

Workers in the Kremikovtzi steel mill near Sofia have been warned of the dangerous situation nearby as detonations continue to be heard from the blazing military facilities, just a few kilometers away. Despite the warning work continues, as experts claim

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Bulgaria's Defense Min Reveals List of Ammos Stored Military Facility on Fire

Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has officially reported on the exact quantities of the ammunition stored in Chelopechene warehouse on fire. There are two separate premises, where ammunitions are being disassembled.

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Defence Minister: Greatest Danger for Sofia is Already Gone

The greatest danger for the citizens of Sofia is already gone as about 20 tons of TNT stored in a military facility on fire have already burned out without exploding, Defence Minister Nikolay Tsonev said. There is also no danger of chemical pollution, as

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CEZ Ceases Electricity Supply in Area of Military Storehouse Explosion

CEZ provider has ceased the electricity supply in the villages located near the military facilities in Sofia's district of Chelopechene, shaken by a powerful explosion early on Thursday. The measure was taken at the request of the National Service "Fire

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No Danger of TNT Explosion near Sofia - Report

There is no danger of a huge TNT explosion in the military facilities on fire near Sofia, Interior Minister Mihail Mikov said. The 20 tons of trinitrotoluene stored there have already burned out without exploding, Minister Mikov informed at an extraordin

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Plovdiv Airport Ready to Accommodate Sofia's Air Traffic

The airport in the second largest Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is ready to accommodate all planes unable to land in Sofia as the Sofia Airport had been closed since 6:50 am because of the explosions at the military munitions storehouse in the Chelopechene qu

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Office Buildings Near Sofia Airport Evacuated

Office buildings near the Sofia Airport have been evacuated as detonations continue to be heard in nearby military storage facilities that are on fire. Evacuation has caused panic among workers and traffic jams formed as people are fleeing the dangerous

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Firm Guarding Chelopechene Military Storehouse Declines to Comment

Representatives of the MOBA Ltd firm, which is in charge of guarding the munitions storage facilities in Sofia's Chelopechene Quarter, have declined to comment on the causes of the massive explosions, which shook the Bulgarian capital Thursday morning, an

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1500 Tons of Ammunition Stored in Military Facility on Fire near Sofia

About 1 500 tons of ammunition are stored in the military facilities near the Sofia district of Chelopechene, authorities said. There are also 15 tons of TNT in the storehouses, that were rocked by a huge explosion on Thursday morning.

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Sofia Residents within 6 km of Explosion Site Evacuated

Most of the people living within 6 km of the military storehouse, which exploded around 6:45 am Thursday morning had been evacuated.

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No Toxic Chemicals in Sofia Air after Explosion in Military Facility

There is no danger of chemical or radioactive pollution after the huge explosion that rocked a military facility near Sofia Thursday morning. Large quantities of conventional ammunition are stored in the facility near the Sofia district of Chelopechene b

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One Person Injured in Bomb Storage Blast in Bulgaria Capital

Only one person has been reported injured as a result of the enormous detonations at a military storage facility at the Chelopechene Quarter of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, which started around 6:45 am.

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Huge New Detonation Expected in Sofia Quarter Chelopechene

A new massive explosion at the military storehouse in the Sofia quarter Chelopechene is still expected, the BGNES News Agency announced.

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Sofia Airport Closed over Explosions in Military Storage Facility

The Sofia Airport wil be closed until 2 pm on Thursday as a result of the situation in the Chelopechene Quarter in Sofia, where a military storage site exploded earlier. The Airport has been closed since 6:50 a.

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Gunpowder Explosions Shake Bulgaria Capital Sofia

Several minutes before 7 am the Bulgarian capital Sofia was shaken by powerful gunpowder explosions, which were heard in the whole city. The explosions came from a military storage facility located in the northeast Sofia quarter Chelopechene, Kremikovtzi

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First Sand Figures Festival Opens in Bulgaria's Burgas

Bulgaria's first Sand Figures Festival was opened Wednesday night in the Sea Garden in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2953

Bulgaria Ambassador to US Receives Prestigious Award

Bulgarian Ambassador to the US, Elena Poptodorova received the annual General Federation of Women's Clubs award recognizing her work at a ceremony held in Chicago. "A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water,

Society | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1771

Aussies Apologize to Bulgaria for Offensive Advertisement

The Australian company, author of the "Why You Should Never Buy a Shirt Tailored by a Bulgarian" ad, has expressed regrets about the ad's content, largely viewed as offensive in Bulgaria, as the daily newspaper "Trud" (Labor) reports. The ad of the Austr

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Bulgaria State Gazette is Now Available on Internet

The Bulgarian State Gazette became available on the Internet Tuesday and its access through the Bulgarian Parliament's website is free for anyone. Until July 1, 2008 Bulgaria was the only country in the European Union without an electronic version of its

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