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Accidental explosion at Shoebury firing range
3:02pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
AN explosion, believed to be accidental, has happened on a firing range.
Emergency services are currently on standby following an explosion at the MoD Shoebury firing range, in Black Gate Road.
No-one has been hurt by the blast, which involved 10 kg of explosives, with four weapons testers who were in a bunker onsite brought to safety by MoD officers in an armoured vehicle.
The blast happened at 11am, with five fire engines called to be on stadby outside the base.
They left around 3pm to leave the site in the care of its owner.
A specalist team had been brought in to deal with the incident onsite.
The MoD has yet to comment.
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