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Blast in Russian town, two injured - TASS

Sun 26 Mar 2023 | 05:06 PM
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A drone caused an explosion in the center of a Russian town on Sunday, hurting two people and damaging three residential buildings, TASS news agency reported, citing a law enforcement source and an emergency service official.

“The cause of the explosion in the Tula region was a tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),” TASS quoted a law enforcement agency source as saying.

The blast occurred in the center of Kireyevsk, located some 220 kilometer (140 miles) south of Moscow.

“The explosion sounded at 1519 (1219 GMT). Two victims, born in 2002 and 2006, have shrapnel wounds. Emergency services are on the scene,” a local emergency services representative told TASS.

“There is a crater. This explosion was in the heart of the city,” the representative added.