Explosions occurred in Russia at the Tallinn oil field and at a petrol station in Makhachkala. Video
In the evening of 14 August, explosions occurred at two oil facilities in the Russian Federation. These were the Tallinn oil field in Nyagan (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) and a petrol station in Makhachkala (Republic of Dagestan). There were deaths and injuries.
Explosion in Nyagan
According to preliminary data from a Russian Telegram channel, there were two explosions at the Tallinn oil field.
There are at least two dead and five injured. Two more are being searched for, the source said. There is no information yet on the scale of the accident and its causes.
A propaganda Russian news agency said that four people were in serious condition. The Nyagan district hospital told them that, preliminarily, the patients had 70% burns.
The Talinskoye oil field in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug was discovered in 1976 and has been under development since 1981. It is part of the Krasnoleninsk group. Rosneft is currently the operator.
Explosion in Makhachkala
Telegram channels reported the incident at around 21:45. Initially, some wrote that an oil depot had been damaged, but later it became known that the explosion in Makhachkala had occurred at a local petrol station.
The Telegram community "Utro Dagestan" posted the first video from the scene of the accident. It shows a red glow in the sky.
At least 10 cars caught fire. As of 22:30, various sources reported five to seven deaths. More than 10 people sought medical assistance.
In one of the videos, someone can be heard screaming. The author of the video said: "The petrol station is on fire. The whole place is on fire! It's like a war!" Eyewitnesses also confirm that they heard a very loud explosion.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, a few days earlier, a BMW from the motorbase of dictator Vladimir Putin's aide caught fire in Moscow. It happened on Leningradsky Prospekt. The car was registered to the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration for state awards, Sergei Zubkov.