A fire broke out in the artillery propellant powder charge storage on the territory of an equipment supply depot, according to the Russian Central Military District.
Local emergency units took steps to restrict the spread of fire and ensure security at the fire site. "Currently, the epicenter of the fire is being localized," the district added.
A source in a local emergencies service said that one serviceman died as a result of the blasts. However, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry has dismissed this information.
Eight people have been injured, including two military officers, the local hospital informed