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Massive explosion hits plant near Moscow, injuring dozens

Posted on AllSides August 9th, 2023
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Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyev / Telegram

A massive explosion rocked a factory in the Moscow region Wednesday, injuring dozens and blowing out windows in nearby buildings, local officials said.

At least 56 people were hurt with six in intensive care as a result of the blast at the Zagorsk optical-mechanical plant in the city of Sergiev Posad, northeast of the Russian capital, the district administration said in a post on Telegram.

Videos of the blast geolocated by NBC News show a huge mushroom of smoke rising over the plant. One taken by nearby residents and posted to social media shows...

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