Explosions occur at Jordanian military munitions depot

Several explosions occurred early Friday in a Jordanian military base warehouse where unsuitable mortar bombs were being dismantled, authorities said.

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The warehouses are in an isolated area east of the city of Zarqa, a government spokesperson and the armed forces said. The surrounding area was sealed by security forces.


No injuries so far have been recorded, the state-run new agency Petra reported, citing a government spokesperson, Amjad Adaileh.


A preliminary investigation indicates the explosions were caused by an electrical fault in the warehouse, Adaileh added.


The statement from the armed forces said a committee was formed to determine the causes of the explosion.


Source: PTI