Russia’s Defense Ministry confirms death of 10 people in Siberia military depot fire


The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of only ten people in a fire which broke out at a military depot in Russian Siberia’s Trans-Baikal Territory on Wednesday.

“The emergency headquarters in the fire area has confirmed reliably at 10:00 Moscow time the death of only ten people, including two servicemen and eight civil employees of the arsenal,” chief press officer of the Defense Ministry Maj. Gen Igor Konashenkov told the Russian news agency TASS.

The ministry jointly with law enforcement agencies is preparing the identification procedure of the fire fatalities, the general added.


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