July 10, 2023
An explosion at a chemical factory in Chapayevsk in central Russia killed at least six people on Friday.
Russian state news agency TASS reported that two others were injured in the explosion, citing emergency services, said the Moscow Times.
The explosion happened at the Promsintez factory, which produces industrial explosive materials and chemical products, including ammonal, nitric acid, technical sulfuric acid, explosive cartridge detonators, and other products.
TASS reported that a fire did not break out after the explosion.
Chapayevsk is located near the Volga River, about 50 kilometres southwest of Samara.
The accident reportedly occurred during the dismantling of a pipeline, and TASS reported that a fire did not break out after the explosion.
The plant is located in Chapayevsk, near the Volga River, about 50 kilometres southwest of Samara.
Since April, Russia has seen three other blasts. Last month, five people were killed in a blast at an explosives factory in Russia’s central Tambov region (earlier reports said four were killed).
In May, two workers were killed at an explosives plant in the Perm region, located 1,000 kilometers east of Moscow.
And this April in Kazan, one worker was injured in a similar incident that occurred at a local plant.
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