China News Agency, Moscow, August 9 (Tian Bing and Liu Jingyao) The Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the 9th that an explosion occurred in an aviation ammunition storage area at Saki Airport in the Novo Fedorovka region of Crimea.
According to reports, at about 15:20 Moscow time, an explosion occurred in an aviation ammunition storage area at Saki Airport near the Novo Fedorovka region of Crimea. The accident was caused by the explosion of aviation ammunition.
The explosion caused no casualties and no damage to aviation equipment.
Measures are currently being taken to extinguish the fire and identify the cause of the explosion.
According to field reports, the ammunition storage area at the airport was not affected by the fire.
According to Russian media reports, the Governor of the Crimea Region Aksyonov has gone to the scene of the incident.
He told the media that one person was killed in the explosion.
After the explosion, the relevant departments have implemented a blockade of the surrounding area within a radius of 5 kilometers, and about 30 residents of Novo Fedorovka Town were evacuated.
The TASS news agency reported that seven people, including two children, were injured in the explosion, citing figures from the Crimean health department.
The six injured have returned home after receiving the necessary medical assistance.
Another latest report said that the number of injured has risen to 9 people.
RIA Novosti and other media quoted military sources as saying that violation of fire safety requirements was the main reason for the explosion, and there was no sign or evidence that it was shelling or man-made explosions.
According to Russian media reports, Saki Airport is located near the town of Novo Fedorovka in the Crimea region. It is an air base of the Russian Ministry of Defense for the take-off and landing of aircraft and helicopters.
In addition, an aviation test training ground complex was built at the base to practice the take-off and landing of naval aircraft.