Two Russian soldiers dead, five injured after a munition blast in Siberia


November 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

TSUGOL, Russia – Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Friday that two soldiers died and five others injured in the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia after a significant munition blast occured at the Tsugol training range.

“During the planned work on November 10 to clean the target fields from unexploded munitions at the Tsugol practice range in the Trans-Baikal Territory, a spontaneous munition explosion occurred,” the Defense Ministry reported. 

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“The blast killed an officer and a contract soldier while another officer and four contract servicemen received wounds,” the statement continued.

“The injured servicemen have been promptly taken to a hospital where they are receiving the necessary medical aid. According to a doctors’ report, their injuries are not life-threatening,” the Defense Ministry said.

The commission of Russia’s Eastern Military District commission arrived at the scene to investigate the incident. 

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