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Kazakhstan evacuates thousands of people after blasts at military depot

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In Kazakhstan a munitions depot has been hit by a fire and major explosions, resulting in a mass evacuation of a town. German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported that a Soviet-era munitions depot exploded on Monday, June 24, triggering the evacuation of a town of some 44,000 people in southern Kazakhstan. Local institutions stated that a series of blasts killing one person and injuring dozens of others had taken place at…

Security lapse sparks evacuation at Frankfurt airport

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday following a lapse in security, federal police said, disrupting travel during the busy summer holiday season. “The cause of the evacuation of the terminal was an error by a security officer. Despite a positive test for explosives, a French family of four were allowed to leave the security zone,” police said on Twitter. The family were later located in…