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DEFENSE/Nine injured in explosion at Keelung military base

07/24/2023 04:52 PM
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An ammunition depot at the Hsiang Feng military base in Keelung on Monday. Screenshot image taken from New Reporter
An ammunition depot at the Hsiang Feng military base in Keelung on Monday. Screenshot image taken from New Reporter's YouTube channel July 24, 2023

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Nine people were injured, two seriously, on Monday after an explosion at an ammunition depot at the Hsiang Feng military base in Keelung, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

The blast occurred at around 3 p.m., when a 120-millimeter mortar round exploded during an inspection by technical personnel, the MND said, adding that the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

The ammunition depot where the explosion occurred is operated by the Third Branch of the 6th Army Command. The base is located on the east side of Keelung's inner harbor, northeast of the city's downtown area.

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(By Wang Chao-yu and Matthew Mazzeta)

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