1 killed by ‘projectile,’ 70+ injured after massive blast in ammo depot in Kazakhstan (VIDEO)
Footage from the scene shows black smoke rising up in huge, mushroom-shaped columns; while occasional blasts can be heard in the distance. Other clips show terrified people running away.
The fire at the base near the town of Arys started with a single blast on Monday morning, according to preliminary reports, before spreading and triggering more explosions.
More than 70 people were injured as a result of the blast, including two who were hospitalized with “firearm-related injuries,” according to medical officials.
One person was killed by the blast. “The victim’s car was hit by a projectile,” local governor, Umirzak Shukeyev, told reporters.
An evacuation has been ordered. The local rescue services said they sent eight fire brigades to respond to the disaster.
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