First truckload of munitions to be transferred from damaged depot

Police on Monday began preparing munitions from a damaged munitions site near Zlín for transfer to a new site in Kvetná in the Svitavy area. Each item loaded must be checked individually by officers. The first truck is expected to depart by Monday afternoon or evening. The original depot in Vrbětice, part of Vlachovice near Zlín, was damaged by a massive explosion in October of last year which killed two and led to dozens of uncontrolled blasts in the days and weeks which followed. It is estimated by the police that the transfer of all munitions from the defunct site will take several weeks.

Author: Jan Velinger