Dozens of casualties reported in Russia gunpowder plant blast

TEHRAN, Oct. 22 (MNA) – At least 16 people were killed and 12 others were injured when an explosion occurred in a gunpowder plant in central Russia.

The death toll in a gunpowder plant blast and fire in the Ryazan Region in central Russia has risen to 16 people and the bodies of 12 of them have been found, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry reported earlier on Friday, according to TASS.

It was reported that the fire broke out due to violations in the technological process in a workshop of the Elastic plant.

Meanwhile, according to the latest reports, burning at the gunpowder plant has been extinguished.

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