This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Two killed in Polish ammunition plant explosion

18 May 2017

Two people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion at a black gunpowder plant in southwestern Poland, local authorities said on May 17. A spokesman for local firefighters said that the plant in Makolno, in the Wroclaw region, was destroyed in the blast. Four of the injured were hospitalised with burns.

Stock image
Stock image

Army explosives experts said there was no threat of more explosions after the site was sprayed with water.

Police and prosecutors are investigating the cause of the blast.

Print this page | E-mail this page