One killed and 25 injured in blast at Serbian military depot

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 28, 2017 12:22 PM

BELGRADE (Reuters) - One person was killed and 25 were injured on Tuesday by an explosion at a military repair depot in the central Serbian town of Kragujevac, the defense ministry said.

A search for another three missing workers was continuing, it said in a statement.

The blast occurred at around 1.20 p.m. (1220 GMT) after a fire broke out in a section for decommissioning ordnance, Tanjug news agency reported.

The repair depot in Kragujevac, founded in 1853, is situated outside residential areas.

(Reporting by Ivana Sekularac; editing by Andrew Roche)