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The Totsky garrison Military Investigations Department of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated a criminal case over ammunition explosions in the territory of military unit 96558. The case is opened into the signs of crime under part 1 of article 349 of the RF Criminal Code (violation of the rules for handling arms and hazardous materials, if this has involved the destruction of military hardware, or any other serious consequences).
According to information of the investigators, at 1:30 p.m. Moscow time a fire on unknown reasons started in the technical part of the depot of military unit 96558. The ammunition started to explode from the fire. The incident site is cordoned off. The information about the injured is being verified.
There are military investigators on the spot. After the explosions are over and suppers de-mine the territory of the military unit, the investigators will examine it, at the moment, they are questioning the witnesses of the incident.
Deputy Head of Central federal district Military Investigations Department of the Russia’s Investigative Committee and investigators-criminologists of the said department have set off to the scene to provide practical and methodological assistance to the investigating group. The investigation is to be continued.