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Huge explosion in Kazakhstan.

Image Credit: Obtained from a video uploaded on Twitter.

On Thursday evening, a fire in an ammunition depot in the southern region of Jambyl in Kazakhstan caused a series of explosions killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others. There are still four people missing and more than 80 people were injured.

As a precaution several nearby villages were evacuated. According to Kazakh Defense Ministry, a fire at the Soviet-era ammunition depot spread quickly to the ammunition causing several detonations. The explosions have so far stopped but the fire has not been extinguished yet.

The explosions have stopped but the fire is still going on.

Kazakh Defense Ministry.

Debris from the explosion was found as far as 2km away.

According to preliminary information, more than 500 tonnes of TNT were stored in the warehouse.

Source.

More details to follow.

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