Blasts rock Orenburg polygon, RIA, Oct 9, 2012: 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.
4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke, RT, Oct 9, 2012: “Children are being evacuated from kindergartens and schools. Everyone is being asked to go far into the steppe. The whole of Dunguz is in plumes of black smoke.” Other witnesses from the town of Donguz told RT they are being removed from the area, and claimed they saw a large number of military vehicles, ambulances, emergency workers, communication officers and repair workers heading to the site. [...]
Published: October 9th, 2012 at 10:52 am ET