3 Workers Remain Missing in Wake of Bulgaria Ammo Site Blasts

Society | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 07:59|  views

Medical units from the local hospitals and Sofia were rushed to the site of the privately-owned ammo depot which exploded in Southeastern Bulgaria Tuesday. Photo by BGNES

Three workers are still missing after Tuesday's incident in which an ammunition depot exploded in Southeastern Bulgaria.

Authorities will continue searching for the three missing employees on Wednesday, the Focus news agency informs.

The first blasts at the ammo site near the Petolachkata road junction close to Sliven occurred at 2:40 pm on Tuesday, injuring at least 7 people, two of them critically.

The last stronger explosion so far was registered at around 1:00 am on Wednesday. Several lighter explosions were heard at around 5:45 am, according to local media.

The facility in question is the property of a Sofia-based firm, Bereta Trading, which uses it to dismantle munitions.

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