The Russian Defense Ministry reported that 6 servicemen of the Western Military District died in a trench in the Kursk region after violating safety requirements when handling combustible materials.
“The incident happened on February 20. Servicemen of the formation of the Western Military District in a military trench in the Kursk region violated safety regulations when handling combustible materials, after which a combustible liquid ignited in the bunker … quickly swallowed the bunker, “the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. … caused the death of six servicemen.”
The Russian news agency TASS, citing emergency services, reported that a cache of military personnel was located near the village of Ulanok, Sudzhansky district, Kursk region. The fire broke out around 10:40 on February 20. The source said that the result was an explosion of ammunition.