16 Killed in Russian Gunpowder Factory Blast

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Emergency unit   enactment    astatine  the tract  of an detonation  and occurrence  astatine  a gunpowder mill  successful  the Ryazan region, astir  167 miles southeast of Moscow, Russia, connected  Oct. 22, 2021. (Ministry of Emergency Situations property   work  via AP)

Emergency unit enactment astatine the tract of an detonation and occurrence astatine a gunpowder mill successful the Ryazan region, astir 167 miles southeast of Moscow, Russia, connected Oct. 22, 2021. (Ministry of Emergency Situations property work via AP)

MOSCOW—An detonation and occurrence astatine a gunpowder mill successful Russia connected Friday killed 16 people, officials said.

The Emergency Situations Ministry said the detonation deed the Elastik mill successful the Ryazan region, astir 167 miles southeast of Moscow.

Officials initially said that the blast killed 7 radical and near 9 missing, but hours aboriginal announced that each those missing were dead. One idiosyncratic was hospitalized with superior injuries, according to section officials.

The ministry said 170 exigency workers and 50 vehicles were progressive successful dealing with the fire.

The Emergency Situations Ministry said the blast was caused by an unspecified nonaccomplishment during the accumulation process.

Reuters

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