4 killed in Russian factory blast

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Moscow, June 21 : At least four people were killed and two others injured in an explosion and a subsequent fire at a gunpowder factory in southwestern Russia’s Tambov region on Tuesday.

The blast occurred in the building of a gunpowder factory in the city of Kotovsk. The fire from the explosion has been extinguished, TASS news agency reported.

“Human error was the cause. I can say without any doubt that it was not a terrorist attack.

Unfortunately, there were casualties,” head of the Tambov region, Maxim Yegorov said, adding that nothing threatens the plant’s workers or residents of neighboring settlements.

An investigation is underway.

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