Five servicemen injured in simulation ammunition round explosion in Northwest Russia

# 09:19
5 March 2020

Five servicemen received minor injuries in the explosion of simulated ammunition at a military base in northwest Russia's Murmansk Region, a regional emergency service source stated, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Five servicemen received minor injuries as a result of a violation of safety requirements and the subsequent explosion of a simulated ammunition round during scheduled exercises at a military base in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk Region", the source said.

Later, the information about the incident was confirmed by the Northern Fleet.

"On 4 March, five contract servicemen sustained insignificant injuries during the planned combat training exercises at a military range in the Murmansk Region as a result of blatant violation of safety requirements, which led to a sudden explosion of low-powered ammunition round", the fleet's press service said.

All the injured servicemen have been delivered to hospitals, according to the Northern Fleet.