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Mobilized detonated a grenade in the Belgorod region, killing three people
MOSCOW, January 15, 2023, 15:18 —REGNUMThree people were killed, sixteen were injured and eight more are missing after a major fire in Belgorodskaya area that occurred after a grenade was blown up by a mobilized soldier. According to a source of IAREGNUM, the tragedy occurred on January 14.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the explosion took place at the location of the mobilized in the Tonenkoye farm in the Korochansky district of the Belgorod region. 27-year-old platoon commander Dmitry L. decided to detonate an RGD-5 hand grenade as a joke. But he did not take into account the fact that there is an ammunition depot nearby. As a result of the fire, charges were detonated in the weapons storage room.
“The fire covered almost half a thousand square meters. Three servicemen died from their wounds, sixteen more were hospitalized in the city hospital No. 2 of Belgorod with wounds and burns, — said the interlocutor of AREGNUM.
Eight more mobilized at the moment are missing. According to IAREGNUM, a criminal case has been initiated on the fact of the state of emergency under part 3 of article 349 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation — on violation of the rules for handling weapons, resulting in the death of two or more persons. The maximum punishment that threatens the perpetrator of the tragedy, & mdash; up to 10 years in prison. Dmitry L. himself is among the hospitalized.
Information about the incident was confirmed by several sources in the region's emergency services. At the time of publication, IAREGNUM does not have official comments from the Ministry of Defense and the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
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