MOSCOW, April 30, /ITAR-TASS/. Several servicemen who were fighting the fire died in an ammunition blast at a military ammunition depot in Russian Siberia’s Trans-Baikal Territory, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee confirmed to Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
“Steppe and forest fires have spread on ammunition depots located in the village of Bolshaya Tura in Karym district of Trans-Baikal Territory. Several servicemen who were fighting the fire died in an ammunition blast on the territory of a military unit. The number of fatalities is being specified,” the committee said.