Huge fire erupts at Russian military weapons research facility

Huge fire erupts at Russian military weapons research facility

April 21, 2022

Fire at Russian military weapons research facility kills one person and injures 30 as scientists jump from window

  • Military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the Tver institute 
  • The cause was not clear but there were reports of poisonous bluish-black smoke
  • It was unclear if there were chemical releases before the fire  

A huge fire has erupted at a top secret Russian military research facility, killing one and injuring 30.

Four military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the burning institute in Tver which develops new space and weapons systems. 

The cause was not clear but there were reports of ‘poisonous bluish-black smoke’.

A huge fire has erupted at a top secret Russian military research facility, killing one and injuring 30

It was unclear if there were chemical releases before the fire or as a result of the raging inferno.

Video shows the fire at the defence ministry facility, which comes as Russia is engaged in war in Ukraine.

The blaze was at the Second Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Four military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the burning institute in Tver which develops new space and weapons systems

The cause was not clear but there were reports of ‘poisonous bluish-black smoke’

Initial reports said the fire started on the second floor of the top secret research institute.

Because of the wooden floors, flames quickly spread throughout the building.

Eyewitnesses report that because of the smoke, people who were in the room could not evacuate, they had to jump from the windows

The fire area at the military research institute in Tver was 1,000 square metres.

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