At least six people were killed in a blast reported at a central Russian explosives factory.
The Promsintez explosives plant, located in the Samara region of Russia, erupted Friday with an explosion that killed six and injured at least two others.
“Eight people were injured, six of whom died,” RIA Novosti news agency reported. The state media outlet cited figures provided by emergency service personnel.
Khinstein speculated that the explosion may have been caused by volatile materials left in the factory’s pipes.
Russia has suffered a series of factory disasters in recent months — many of which have not been caused by the nation’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine.
Two plant workers were killed in May from an explosion in the Perm region, and one other worker was killed in a disaster at a Kazan region plant in April.