Army says munitions depot explosion caused by extreme heat | Jordan News | Ammon News



Army says munitions depot explosion caused by extreme heat


[9/11/2020 3:51:05 PM]

AMMONNEWS - A Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army source said preliminary investigations indicate that extreme heat was to blame for the explosion at a mortar munitions depot in the eastern governorate of Zarqa in the early hours of Friday.

The source explained that an extreme rise in temperature led to a chemical reaction in a mortar round and caused the explosion in the depot where the old munitions were stored and being dismantled.

The source assured that the explosion did not leave any casualties but caused some material damage, indicating that the depot is located in an isolated and uninhabited area.

Furthermore, the source urged the public to seek accurate information on the incident from the army and ignore rumors circulated on social networks and by some media outlets.

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