closed the roads leading into Orenburg, halted trains and evacuated
thousands of residents from three villages near the test site.
Berg, the governor of the surrounding region, wrote on his blog that
the three explosions were caused by unplanned shell detonations. He said
emergency services saw no potential harm to local residents.
city officials said that the shells exploded inside a supply depot.
Though no victims have been reported, Orenburg emergency services
dispatched 14 ambulances to the Donguz test site and prepared facilities
for the evacuated villagers and any potential victims.