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  • Two killed in Russian steel plant accident

    13 February 2019

    Two workers were trapped in a crane cabin in a deadly blaze following a liquid metal spill at a steel plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia. According to a RT on February 13, the molten metal spilled from a scoop onto the floor of the plant where the mobile crane was operating. An explosion caused by the metal coming into contact with water or ice caused major damage and left the production facility without a roof....

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  • Ships ablaze off Crimea after explosion

    22 January 2019

    At least 11 people have died in fires on two Tanzanian-flagged cargo vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, Russian authorities said on January 21. Rescuers were trying to reach sailors who jumped overboard, with 14 initially rescued. Both ships are gas tankers, and an explosion and fire on one reportedly set the other vessel on fire....

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  • Russian chemical factory blast injures four

    17 January 2019

    According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, four people were hospitalised with cuts and other injuries after a powerful explosion ripped through a chemical factory in the northwestern Russian city of Kingisepp. The blast destroyed a two-story building at the Polyplast plant in the city, 140 kilometres southwest of St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast Governor Aleksandr Drozdenko said....

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  • Russian apartment building explosion death toll rises to 37

    03 January 2019

    Rescuers confirmed late on January 3 that the death toll after the New Year's Eve gas explosion in the southern Urals city of Magnitogorsk had reached 37, six of them children. The revised toll left four people still missing following the explosion, which destroyed 35 apartments in the building.  Emergency responders faced temperatures as low as minus 27 degrees C as they combed through the rubble....

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  • Russian research laboratory linked to cyber attack on Saudi petrochemical plant

    25 October 2018

    A series of cyber attacks in 2017, using so-called Triton malware specifically engineered to interact with Schneider Electric's Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers, has been traced to a Russian research laboratory in Moscow, according to cybersecurity group FireEye. One attack almost caused an explosion at a Saudi petrochemical plant....

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Four killed in Russian pyrotechnics plant explosion 22 October 2018

At least four people died and several more were injured on October 19 in an explosion at a fireworks factory outside St. Petersburg. The explosion occurred at the Avangard factory in Gatchina, a town 25 kilometres south of the Russian city, regional authorities said on October 20. There may be further casualties under the rubble, the authorities said....

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Ukraine ammunition depot fires and explosions cause mass evacuation 09 October 2018

Explosions and fire have hit an ammunition depot at Ichnya in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine in a possible act of sabotage, officials said, leading to a mass evacuation. About 12,000 people were moved from the area around the depot, about 109 miles (176km) north-east of the capital Kiev. There were no reported casualties....

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Fatal Armenia hospital explosion linked to oxygen tank 26 September 2018

A deadly explosion took place on Sepember 25 at the St. Gregory the Illuminator Medical Centre in Yerevan, Armenia, according to news agency Armenpress. The blast took place in an oxygen refilling plant located adjacent to the medical centre owned by the facility. The Armenian healthcare ministry confirmed one maintenance employee of the centre died and another was injured....

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Russian munitions plant blast kills three 31 August 2018

RT said on August 31 that an explosion at the Sverdlov munitions plant in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, has killed at least three people and injured several more. Some may still be trapped under rubble at the plant, which is one of the biggest munitions factories in Russia. At least four people were injured in the accident, RT said, citing the local governor....

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Explosion in Georgia coal mine kills four, injures six 17 July 2018

An explosion in the Mindeli coal mine at Tkibuli in west-central Georgia left four miners dead and six severely injured, according to the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The Ministry statement said a methane explosion caused a ceiling collapse in a mine tunnel....

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