Recently, a car factory in Russia that specializes in the production of equipment for the Russian army has reported an explosion and fire accident.

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[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Recently, an explosion and fire accident occurred in a Russian automobile factory that specializes in producing equipment for the Russian military.

According to foreign media reports, the factory is one of the largest manufacturers of military engines in Russia and is responsible for the production of engines for the Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile, and the explosion may affect the production of the missile.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Russia's Yaroslavl Motor Plant (Yaroslavl Motor Plant) is Russia's largest manufacturer of multi-purpose diesel engines, clutches, gearboxes and spare parts. However, a fire broke out in the plant a few days ago.

From the photos taken at the scene, it can be seen that black billowing smoke shot straight into the sky.

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After receiving the notification, firefighters rushed to the scene and successfully rescued 7 trapped people from the fire scene. Before that, another 218 people escaped by themselves, and the fire was successfully brought under control.

According to another report, before the fire broke out, there were explosions in the car factory.

"Something important is on fire in the factory!" Russian blogger and analyst Anatoly Nesmiyan wrote on Telegram, without elaborating on what.

There are more than 300 models and special-purpose products in Russia and Belarus, and the engines used are all manufactured by the Yaroslavl Automobile Plant.

In addition, the car factory is also one of the largest manufacturers of engines and gearboxes for the Russian Army, and is responsible for the production of engines for the Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile that can install nuclear warheads. The engine for the Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile was developed by Russia An intercontinental ballistic missile with a range of up to 11,000 kilometers.

At present, the Russian authorities have not announced the cause and process of the accident, but it is bound to deal a blow to the production of missiles.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said in a latest statement on the 21st that Defense Minister Shoigu had ordered to increase the production of precision-guided munitions.

A fire broke out on the territory of the #Yaroslavl Motor Plant. It produced engines for Topol M nuclear missile systems.

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 23, 2023