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Accident at Arsenal munitions factory in Bulgaria's Kazanluk takes 1 life, two persons missing

| updated on 10/4/22 5:20 PM
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A 55-year-old man has died and two women are still missing in an accident at the Arsenal munitions factory in Bulgaria's Kazanluk. Rescue operations and clearing of the debris from the workshop, which was completely destroyed, have not yet begun, as there is a danger of a secondary explosion, said Todor Deyanov, appellate prosecutor of the city of Plovdiv, at a press briefing. 

A 40-year-old woman has been severely injured and will be transported to a hospital in Sofia.

The report of the incident was registered at 11.07 am. Two fire engines from Kazanluk have been dispatched, company fire engines and ambulances are also at the scene. Witnesses say there was a very loud explosion and a dark cloud over the area. 

The authorities have announced there is no risk for the population.

The accident took place in the plant’s ammunition storage workshop No. 112. 

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