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14 Feb 2019 | 04:46 PM UTC

Luxembourg: Explosion at military base in Waldhof kills two people Feb. 14

Luxembourg News Alert

Explosion at military depot kills two personnel in Waldhof February 14; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Luxembourg). COUNTRY/REGION Waldhof

Event

An explosion at the Luxembourg Army munitions depot in Waldhof killed at least two military personnel on Thursday, February 14. Officials indicate personnel at the depot reportedly mishandled an artillery shell, causing it to explode in a hangar. Although the explosion was contained to the military site, the detonation was heard in nearby cities up to 2 km (1.2 mi) away. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible in Waldhof over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals present in Waldhof are advised to avoid the area surrounding the military depot, anticipate travel restrictions in this area, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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