16 victims as a result of an explosion in a factory in Russia

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Sixteen people have been killed in a blast at a gunpowder factory in Russia's Ryazan region.

According to local media, this explosion occurred in the early hours of the morning and at the time of the explosion 17 people were inside the building.

Firefighters and rescue teams are working at the scene.

The deputy governor of the Ryazan region, Dmitry Filippov, and acting Minister of Emergency Situations Alexander Chuprian also arrived at the scene.

The Investigative Committee said it had launched an investigation into the blast and deadly fire./ 21Media