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Short circuit causes massive explosion in Zarqa in Jordan

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 11, 2020
A massive explosion rocked the city of Zarqa in Jordan early Friday due to an electric short circuit in an army munitions depot, according to a government spokesman.
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Amjad Adaileh told Jordan’s state-run news agency Petra that the blast occurred in a warehouse containing unused bombs.

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He said the depot is located in an isolated area far from any settlements, adding there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Earlier, the Al Ghad daily cited a security official who did not want to be named as saying the blast occurred at an army artillery camp in the al-Ghabawi area of Zarqa, which is located northeast of the capital Amman.

It was reported that security forces were trying to extinguish a fire that broke out after the explosion.