Explosions in Russia Leave Dead and Injured

| August 12, 2019


A rocket engine exploded at Russian base in Siberia near Severodvinsk.


2 are dead, 4 are badly injured. The rocket engine explosion followed a massive fire that erupted Monday at a military ammunition depot near Achinsk in eastern Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region.

The ammo dump fire triggered powerful explosions that continued for about 16 hours, killing one person, injuring another 13 and forcing over 16,500 people to flee their homes.

This link at Siberian Times has a series of photos as well as a video of the ammo dump explosion:  http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/one-dead-seven-wounded-including-a-child-with-shrapnel-wounds-and-burns/

The shock wave from the explosion is very visible. 1 dead, 13 injured.

Be careful with those splodey things you handle, especially around kids. Those things aren’t toys.

Rest in Peace, those who died in these accidents, and may those who were injured recover and move on.

Category: Russia

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  1. 26Limabeans says:

    They could have used an ammunition storage expert.
    We have right one there in Elko NV.

    • Claw says:

      Yeah, that’s all well and good. But I just wonder how many times the Brown Stain failed the 55B MOS/SQT test though, him being a non-high school grad and not a math whiz when it comes to adding up total years in service./s

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Damn, beat me to it! That’s what I get for reading all the linkies.

      Boris…”Hey Ivan you have a light?”

      Ivan….”Here, I’ll flick my Bic!”

      Boris…”I meant a flashli—KA-BOOM!

  2. As we used to say when I was on Ladder 2, you can put out any fire with two cans and a six foot hook “IF” you get there earlier enough

  3. Roh-Dog says:

    Russia ain’t having the best of luck with their new toys.
    How much are they going to push this dream just to upset the established order?

  4. ChipNASA says:

    “The ministry said there was no release of radioactivity or any toxic substances…”

    (Unh huh, right so why this….)


  5. UpNorth says:

    Is it possible that they just left off the 4 zeros following the numbers they gave for dead and injured? Maybe they thought everyone would know the true figures.

  6. Graybeard says:

    Were they training Norks? Ragheads?

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Nah. They were doing something too precious for the Norks or the others to know anything about the subject.

      Besides, Faty Kim da T’ird has his own nuclear people. Remember his 500 kiloton bomb inside a mountain a couple of years ago? He don’t need no Russians to help him out.

  7. GDContractor says:

    Explosion and radioactivity release, ammo dump explosion, blackout in London, Epstein found dead. This is like Christmas for Jesse Ventura.

  8. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Speculation is a cruise missile with a nuclear -propulsion- system.

    We looked into that in the 50s, but couldn’t avoid leaving a radwaste wake for anything “jet” or “rocket”. “Unhealthy for folks below”. Prop-jobs can be nuc-elec, but crashes are … epic messy.

    Vlad was bragging about having something new that invalidated our defenses. Looks like they still have some quality issues to work out.