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Blast At Russian Military Munitions Plant Leaves 79 Injured
Blast at Kristall explosives manufacturing plant (image: TASS)

Multiple blasts at Kristall plant, a military explosives manufacturing unit located in central Russian town of Dzerzhinsk on Saturday afternoon has left 79 Injured, according to the Russian media.

The plant, founded in Soviet times and known as the Kristall scientific institute is one of Russia's developer of explosive technology for military and civilian use. It is part of Rostec, a state-owned conglomerate.

According to Reuters, the plant stated that its director had been fired "literally a day before" the blasts for violating industrial safety rules. He was blamed for an explosion that occurred this April that left a section of the plant destroyed.

The fire broke out at the facility where explosives and ammunition, including aerial bombs, were stored, Russian news agencies reported.

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