Incident at Arsenal munitions factory in Bulgaria's Kazanluk

An incident at the Arsenal munitions factory in Bulgaria's Kazanluk has caused the death of one woman and two other women are missing. This is preliminary information confirmed by the director of the factory Nikolay Ibushev.

The report of the incident was registered at 11.07 AM. Two fire engines from Kazanluk have been dispatched, company fire engines and ambulances are also at the scene. Witnesses say there was a very loud explosion and a dark cloud over the area.

The authorities have announced there is no risk for the population.

The accident took place in the plant’s ammunition storage workshop No. 112. According to initial information, the injured persons are women, as one is with heavy burns. Three of them have been transported to the local hospital. /BGNES