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15/03/2008 Gërdec explosions

The methodical destruction of the old ammo was supposed to occur with a series of small, controlled explosions, but a chain of events led to the entire stockpile going up at once. The main explosion destroyed hundreds of houses within a few kilometers from the depot. Albanian authorities confirmed 26 deaths in the explosions.


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  • 2008 Gërdec explosions 

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