Russia salvo

Helen Womack
Sunday 15 May 1994 23:02

Residents in the Russian Far East had a lucky escape over the weekend when a Pacific Fleet ammunition dump blew up, causing a large fire and scattering unexploded shells over a six- mile radius, writes Helen Womack in Moscow. Tremors were felt in Vladivostok, 60 miles from the dump near the village of Novonezhino.

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