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Three injured in explosion at Bulgarian weapons factory

13 March 2020

An explosion at an arms factory in Myglij, Bulgaria injured three people on March 11. The blast happened in a workshop belonging to Arsenal, an arms manufacturer, according to Bulgarian news agency BGNES.

Image: Arsenal
Image: Arsenal

The incident occurred around 09:00 local time and is thought to have been caused by a detonation of the factory’s production. The warehouse, section 130 of the Arsenal plant, suffered significant damage and a large crater was formed. The injured were all local residents who were taken to hospital in the nearby town of Kazanlak.

Eyewitnesses said that residential housing near to the factory had suffered damage, including several broken windows.

Local authorities have started an investigation into the incident.

The Arsenal factory has suffered several incidents in recent years. In October 2018, six workers were injured, one seriously, after an incident occurred at Workshop 120 in the site's Plant 3.

In 2016, one person was killed in an explosion at an Arsenal plant in the town of Mist.

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