Massive explosion rocks Russia's Kolomna, Moscow Oblast

TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) – A massive explosion occurred in the Russian city of Kolomna, Moscow Oblast region in the surrounding city of Moscow in the heart of Central Russia.

A powerful explosion was heard in the suburbs of Kolomna, a city just over 100 kilometers from the Russian capital Moscow, according to Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.

The blast in the Moscow region’s city of Kolomna occurred in the air and might have been caused by a drone, its fragments have not yet been found, a spokesman for the law enforcement agencies told TASS on Friday.

"The explosion occurred in the air. With a high degree of probability, it was a drone. However, one cannot be sure of that, since no fragments have yet been found," the spokesman said.

Law enforcement and emergency officers were engaged on Thursday evening to probe into reports about an explosion in Kolomna. According to witnesses, a loud whiz was heard before the blast, which was followed by smoke and glow.

Later, emergency services told TASS that a survey of potential facilities had revealed no signs of an explosion. According to the Moscow region’s energy ministry, the city’s gas and electricity supplies facilities are operating routinely, with no malfunctions detected.


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