3 killed, 13 injured in explosion in Russia's Belgorod region

TEHRAN, Jan. 15 (MNA) – 3 killed and 13 injured as a result of an explosion in ammunition stored in a building in Belgorod region, pre-war West Russia, media have reported.

Three people were killed and 13 injured in an ammunition explosion in Russia's Belgorod region, RIA Novosti news agency was quoted as reporting by Business Standard on Sunday, citing local emergency services.

Authorities said earlier on Sunday that 10 Russian servicemen were injured in the blast in a cultural center in the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine and is the location of several Russian military bases and training grounds.

The 112 and Baza Telegram channels, which are associated with Russia's law enforcement agencies, said the dead and injured were Russian conscripts who were called up to fight in Ukraine under Russia's mobilization drive, announced last September.

They reported that the blast occurred after a soldier mishandled a grenade in a local cultural centre that had been converted to store ammunition.

MNA/PR

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