Russia Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts Kills Two - Report

World | November 13, 2009, Friday // 17:30
Russia Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts Kill Many - Report: Russia Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts Kills Two - Report Some 3 000 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area, the local Ulyanovsk governor is quoted as saying. Photo by http://ulgrad.ru/?p=3892

At least two people died after a series of explosions at an arms depot in western Russia. More fatalities are feared.

A fire at a defence ministry arsenal on the outskirts of Ulyanovsk caused blasts which shattered windows of nearby homes, local reports said.

Some 3 000 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area, the local governor is quoted as saying, cited by the BBC.

The depot was housing conventional munitions, local media reported.

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