After days of calm more explosions heard at Vrbětice munitions store

10-12-2014 updated

Another explosion was heard at an ammunition depot in eastern Moravia on Wednesday morning, after several minor blasts occurring on Tuesday evening. The blasts were the first since Friday and mean the period before pyrotechnics experts can begin working at the site will be extended by a number of days. Two people were killed when a munitions store near the village of Vrbětice blew up in mid-October. The situation seemed to have calmed before more explosions began at an adjacent depot last Thursday. Locals, who have been repeatedly evacuated, have been critical of the handling of the situation.