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Massive Blaze Extinguished At Arms Depot

June 06 2011


After three days, Russian rescue personnel in the Urals finally put out a fire at an arms depot, RIA Novosti reports.

The fire took place at a massive underground depot near the city of Izhevsk in the Volga region, and forced tens of thousands to evacuate, reported RTT News.

The fire began on Thursday and was extinguished on Saturday, said a defense spokesman.

At least 78 people were injured by explosions caused by the flames. The arms depot contained about 170,500 units of...

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