In Kazakhstan, explosions on a military base killed at least five soldiers and injured ninety. The explosions arose after a storage shed with explosives caught fire.
The soldiers tried to extinguish the fire, but when they were doing it, things went wrong. According to the army, there were at least ten heavy explosions.
Because new explosions are taken into account, roads and railways in the surrounding area are closed. Hundreds of residents of nearby houses have also been evacuated.
Second time, Minister resigns
The explosives were stored in the shed two years ago after being removed from another base after a fire and a series of explosions. Four soldiers were killed in that accident.
The Secretary of Defense has now announced his resignation.