According to a report by the state-run Tass news agency, quoting the defence ministry, a Russian warplane inadvertently discharged a weapon into the city of Belgorod near Ukraine on Thursday, resulting in an explosion and destroying buildings. Vyacheslav Gladkov, the regional governor of Belgorod, reported that the explosion resulted, left a 20-meter-wide crater on one of the city’s main streets and declared a state of emergency.
According to the Russian defence ministry a Sukhoi Su-34 air force aircraft “accidentally discharged” aviation ammunition while flying over Belgorod, a city located just across the Ukrainian border. The explosion injured two women, and the blast caused some building damage, according to Vyacheslav Gladkov. Russia reportedly stated that an investigation has been opened and the incident’s weapon has to be identified by the defence ministry.
Photos from the explosion site revealed a number of wrecked cars and a building with cracked windows.
Since the commencement of the current war with Ukraine in February 2022, explosions have shaken targets like fuel and ammunition warehouses in the Belgorod region and other southern Russian regions.