Soldiers to take control of volatile munitions site

Over the coming days, 100 soldiers from the Czech Army will take control of a dangerous munitions site near Zlín which was partially destroyed by a massive explosion, in which two people are feared to have died. The soldiers are to fully seal-off the site ahead of ahead of a visit by the prime minister at the weekend. Some 15,000 tonnes of munitions, according to estimates, are still in the vicinity and random explosions make conditions in the area extremely volatile and unsafe. Defence Minister Martin Stropnický said his ministry was prepared to help firms which operated at the depot with the relocation of ammunition to a safer site.

Author: Jan Velinger