Giant Fireball: Explosions Shake Russia

In a tank factory in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, there was a severe explosion late Sunday evening, as reported by German news website

According to Russian authorities, the explosion was caused by a fire in a transformer, triggered by a short circuit. However, on the same day in the morning, there was a drone attack on an aircraft factory in the city of Smolensk. The Kyiv Post reports that this was a targeted action.

Corresponding videos from Chelyabinsk show a huge fireball rising above the factory site. Residents reported hearing a loud explosion beforehand. It is still unclear what exactly was damaged in the explosion. According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the fire was brought under control on Monday morning. Residents report interruptions in the electricity and water supply in the surrounding buildings.

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin and Sergey Shoigu – Saint-Petersburg 2017-07-30 (1).jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (no changes made)

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