MOSCOW, August 25. /TASS/. A check held by fire-fighting and rescue brigades has confirmed the reports on an explosion at the Coca-Cola factory in Moscow, law-enforcement agencies told TASS on Thursday.
"An explosion did take place. This was established during a check, although the factory’s administration claims that no emergency situations occurred," the source said.
According to the source, three people received light injuries as a result of the blast but they were hospitalized before the arrival of emergencies teams," he said.
Meanwhile, the Moscow branch of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry reported that the inspection had registered the damage of non-loadbearing structures at the factory.
"As the administration says, the enterprise is working in the normal regime. The causes are being identified," a spokesman for the Moscow branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said, neither confirming nor rejecting the reports on the blast and persons hurt in the incident.
As was reported earlier, fire-fighting teams are checking information on a possible explosion that occurred at the entrance control post of the Coca-Cola factory in Novoorlovskaya Street in west Moscow.