Number of injured in Dzerzhinsk blasts climbs to 89

Baku, June 2, AZERTAC

The number of those injured in the blasts, which rocked the Kristall explosives plant in the city of Dzerzhinsk in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region on Saturday, has increased to 89, while 15 of them are in hospitals, the regional health ministry told TASS.

Earlier, 79 people were reported injured.

On Saturday, several blasts rocked the workshop producing TNT during a technological process. The blasts started a fire which was later extinguished. An emergency was declared in the city and nearby settlements. The Russian Investigative Committee said that the blasts were industrial. The accident is being investigated as a violation of industrial safety requirements at hazardous production facilities.

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