At the landfill in the Samara area during the disposal of ammunition an explosion occurred. As a result, four people were injured, RIA Novosti reported, citing emergency service representatives in the region. This information was confirmed by TASS interlocutor.
"When releasing ammunition to throw it away, one projectile detonated, four people were injured," said the source.
According to TASS sources, the explosion occurred at around 3:00 Moscow time at the Volga test site, located in the city area of Chapayevsk. The injured were hospitalized.
According to an Interfax source, three people were slightly injured by shrapnel, and other people suffered more serious injuries. It should be noted that there was no fire after the explosion.
The source added that the initial cause of the incident was considered not in accordance with safety regulations.