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Shock wave reportedly visible after massive explosion at Russia ammo depot

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Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday.

Russia's Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in eastern Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region.

Video posted online of the explosion reportedly shows the shock wave traveling through low-hanging clouds in the area.

Authorities declared a state of emergency in the region and ordered the evacuation of residents of several districts in Achinsk, as well as towns and villages within 12.4 miles of the depot.

Regional Gov. Alexander Uss said 6,000 people were being evacuated under the order.

Air traffic was suspended within 18.6 miles of the munitions site. Videos posted by local residents showed powerful explosions sending plumes of black smoke high into the sky.

Ammunition depot explosions are not unusual in Russia. After the most recent incident in May 2018, a fire raged for almost a week before water drops from military aircraft and helicopters helped put out the blaze.

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Cool to watch and not so cool if you were close lol

Btw, the video is further down you have to scroll down a bit if you don't want to see democrat crap about President Trump
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The Akademik Lomonosov is a massive floating power unit containing a twin KLT-40 naval propulsion reactor nuclear power plant.

Designed by Russia's state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom, the powership is the first of its kind to ever be designed for mass production and arrived last year in the Arctic, northwestern port city of Murmansk to undergo testing that concluded in March.

As soon as later this month, the Akademik Lomonosov

will make a 3,100-mile journey east toward Russia's northernmost town of Pevek, located in the Chukotka region that lies just across the narrow Barents Strait from the U.S.' largest and most sparsely populated state of Alaska.
No wonder we won the cold war.
Between the nuke plants and exploding ammo depot, their quality control and safety procedures are a joke.
I sure hope those wonder weapons Putin keeps bragging about are of the same quality.
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