Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by MrT, Feb 18, 2011.
Most recent happened in Albania, Europe, in 2008!
"The 2008 Gërdec explosions occurred at approximately noon local time on Saturday 15 March 2008 at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec in the Vorë Municipality, Albania (14 kilometers from Tirana). The explosions could be heard in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, 170 km (100 miles) away.
A large fire caused a series of explosions that continued until 2 a.m. on Sunday. The main explosion, involving more than 400 tons of propellant in containers, destroyed hundreds of houses within a few kilometers from the depot and broke windows in cars on the Tirana-Durrës highway. Thousands of artillery shells, most of them unexploded, littered the area. The blast shattered all the windows of the terminal building at the country's only international airport, and all flights were suspended for some 40 minutes. Some 4,000 inhabitants of the zone were evacuated and offered shelter in state-owned resorts. The Government declared the zone a disaster area. According to subsequent investigations, a privately managed ammo dismantling process was ongoing in the area.
On 17 March 2008, Mr. Fatmir Mediu, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Albania, resigned from his governmental position.
As part of an investigation by the Albanian General Prosecution Office, authorities issued arrest orders for Mihail Delijorgji (president of the Alb-Demil Company), Ylli Pinari (director of MEICO, a state-controlled enterprise managed by the Ministry of Defence and authorized under Albanian laws to deal with the export and import of military goods), and Dritan Minxholi (an executive director with Alb-Demil).
A special group of prosecutors and investigators from Tirana, along with experts from the Albanian Ministry of Interior, the Tirana State Police, EOD specialists, military engineers and military police were said to be studying the facts of the case and collecting witnesses declarations."
~2008 Gërdec explosions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2008 Chelopechene, Sofia, Bulgaria:
"The 2008 Chelopechene explosions were a series of explosions that began early on Thursday morning 3 July 2008 at around 6:30 am local time at a munitions depot in the suburb of Chelopechene, 10 kilometres east of the centre of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. The initial explosions were powerful enough to be heard in the entire capital and surrounding villages. The depot was part of a military facility (Podelenie 18 250) that specialised in dismantling obsolete ammunition.
By Sunday, June 6 there were already rumours circulating that the explosions were intentionally caused. Defence Minister Nikolai Tsonev said that a fire (such as the one that caused the explosions) could not have accidentally occurred, and if it had indeed been an accident, that "whole blocks of flats would have been toppled". Instead, it was carefully engineered to spare casualties, Tsonev told reporters. He said that information from as far back as 2002 had suggested of wrongdoing at the unit. ...
The commander of the base is also under investigation for improprieties in the auctioning of the products of the dismantling. On June 10, it became clear that 200 tonnes of munitions had been missing from the warehouses; one version being circulated was that the explosions aimed to cover up wrongdoings."
2008 Chelopechene explosions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2007 Maputo, Mozambique
"The arms depot was constructed by the Soviet Union in 1984. The building housed Soviet-manufactured weapons used during the Mozambican Civil War. The building is in a residential neighborhood, near the international airport. An earlier explosion at the same location in 1984 killed 12 people.
Health Minister Ivo Garrido said on March 23 that 93 fatalities were reported and that more than 300 people were injured. Most of the casualties were either soldiers working at the depot or residents of the poor neighborhood surrounding the building. As a result, the government announced three days of national mourning and declared that flags be flown at half staff.
The immediate area around the depot was bombarded in falling missiles and bombs, which caused most of the casualties and damage. In other parts of the city, buildings shook and windows broke.
The Defense Ministry blamed the explosion on high temperatures.
Maputo International Airport, which was close to the depot, was closed after the explosion and reopened the next day.
Public outrage was voiced following the incident. Residents of the city complained that the government should have dismantled the depot years ago, as it was in the middle of a residential neighborhood, near to the city's airport, and filled with obsolete weapons."
~2007 Maputo arms depot explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hizo ajali zote hazikutokea kama hapa tz-nyingi zimetokea just once tu kwa kila nchi -ila hapa 2005,2009 na 2011,hii inaonyesha we cant learn from the past mistake
Nimeona hapo near International Airport, jsut the same as tz...nani hayo hayo tu mabomu ya mwaka 47 ya USSSR..
yes, na bado viongozi wao waliwajibika, je sisi?
Bongo no kuwajibika ni aibu halafu unakosa ulaji. shame on us all as a country.