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Mass Evacuation After Fire Triggers Explosions at Siberian Base

Thousands have been evacuated from a Siberian town after an ammunition depot on a military base caught fire, triggering massive explosions that have sent deadly shrapnel flying for miles around.

Flying shrapnel from military base leaves one soldier dead and at least seven injured

One soldier was killed and at least seven other people have been injured, including several with shrapnel wounds, according to Russian state media reports.

Video posted to social media showed thick smoke rising over the military base and visible shockwaves rising from the thunderous blasts. Some of the explosions sent flames and white sparks flying high into the air.

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