Blast kills six in Russia

August 24th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Six people were killed and 12 others were injured Tuesday in a blast at a weapons testing ground in southern Russia, officials said.

The explosion in the southern Astrakhan region believed to have occurred due to the negligent handling of ammunition, the regional emergencies services directorate said.

Several of the injured were in a critical condition.

A probe was launched.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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