A man died as a result of the detonation of a live shell while trying to dismantle it on the territory of a private house in the Malopurginsky district of Udmurtia. This was reported to TASS by the investigative department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the region.
“According to the inspection, on October 21, a 57-year-old resident of the village of Pugachevo, Malopurginsky district, performing work on the disposal of ammunition, delivered shells home with the goal of turning them into scrap metal,” the report says.
When trying to disassemble the ammunition, a detonation occurred, as a result of which the man died.
The Zavyalovo interdistrict investigative department of the investigative department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Udmurt Republic began a pre-investigation check in connection with the incident. Investigative Committee investigators have arrived at the scene of the incident and investigative measures are being carried out aimed at establishing the circumstances of the incident.
The press service of the Ministry of Health of Udmurtia clarified that there were no other casualties as a result of the incident.
A training ground was previously located in Pugachevo. In 2011, there was a major fire with ammunition explosions. In May 2018, a fire broke out in this area over an area of 300 hectares with the detonation of shells. Another major fire occurred in the spring of 2020.