Ammunition depot explodes in Russian controlled Crimea

Aug 16, 2022: Russia’s defence ministry said there were no serious casualties in an explosion and fire at an ammunition depot in the town of Mayskoye in Russian-controlled Crimea.

According to a report by Anadolu Agency, an electrical transformer substation in Crimea caught fire on Tuesday after an explosion near the town of Dzhankoi, according to Russian media reports.

The flames broke out on a site where ammunition was temporarily being stored for military units stationed in Dzhankoi, reported the RIA Novosti news agency, citing a local report based on a statement by Russian Defense officials.

Nikolai Karpets, a senior local official, confirmed that the explosion occurred due to the detonation of ammunition at around 6 a.m., Crimea time (0300GMT).

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