Bulgarian Army Secures Area of Blasted Ammo Depot

Environment | June 10, 2012, Sunday // 11:18|  views

A group of army servicemen is securing the area of a blasted ammo depot in southeastern Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

A modular group for the detonation and destruction of unexploded ammunition from military unit 22 220 in the city of Sliven is securing Sunday the area of the blast near the Petolachkata junction in southeastern Bulgaria.

The information was announced by the Defense Ministry.

The group of 6 Privates, 1 Major, and 3 automobiles has been dispatched after a local man alerted the authorities that he has found 3 unexploded shells in a farm field in the vicinity of the blast.

On Tuesday, June 5, a series of explosions occurred at a private-owned ammo site near the Petolachkata road junction close to Sliven, injuring 9 people, two of them critically, all currently upgraded to stable. Three of the ammunition depot's employees went missing and were officially declared dead Friday by the Chief Secretary of the Interior, Commissar Kalin Georgiev.

The depot is owned and managed by the Bereta Trading company.

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