Explosion at ammunition depot in Bulgaria

Explosion at ammunition depot in Bulgaria

There was an explosion at an ammunition depot in Bulgaria

An explosion occurred at an ammunition depot in Bulgaria

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Emilian Gebrev, the owner of the warehouse, said that obsolete ammunition was stored there, which were ordered by companies, but did not paid.

On Sunday, July 31, at around 4 am, an explosion occurred at an EMCO ammunition depot near the Bulgarian town of Karnobat.

The explosion started a fire, which was extinguished. The scene was searched with a drone and the area was closed for 72 hours.

Deputy mayor of Karnobat Stefka Ivanova said there were no casualties and no danger to the population.

Emilian Gebrev, the owner of the warehouse, said that obsolete ammunition was stored there, which was ordered by companies, but not paid for:

“There is no question of human error, because there is none. At 4 o'clock in the morning there was an explosion and the warehouse caught fire. At 8.45 in the morning there was an explosion and a fire started. What was inside, no one can say. It is forbidden to go inside for 24 hours, but this, in principle, is ammunition, some are no longer needed at the plant. Some company once ordered, then due to non-payment they did not receive the goods, and we were left with no choice but to store it there.”