1 dead, 1 injured in Azerbaijani weapons factory explosion


YEREVAN, JULY 24, ARTSAKHPRESS. One person died and another sustained injuries in an ammunition explosion at a weapons manufacturing factory in the Azerbaijani city of Shirvan, local media reported.

The factory is owned by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan.

“The explosion occurred during compression of the intermediate gearbox of the explosive in the Shirvan Araz Plant LLC of the Ministry of Defense Industry today, at about 12:00 (GMT+4),” Head of the Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan Yashar Isakov told Trend news agency. “One person was killed and one was injured in the arm. An investigation is currently underway. Additional information will be provided,” Isakov added.

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