Huge fire erupts at Russian military weapons research facility

A huge fire has erupted at a top secret Russian military research facility used to manufacturer missiles used in Ukraine, killing seven people.

Four military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the burning institute in Tver which develops new space and weapons systems, Office 2021 with 25 others injured. 

The cause was not clear but there were reports of 'poisonous bluish-black smoke' at the plant which produces Iskander missiles.

A huge fire has erupted at a top secret Russian military research facility, killing seven and injuring 25

A huge fire has erupted at a top secret Russian military research facility, killing seven and injuring 25

It was unclear if there were chemical releases before the fire or as a result of the raging inferno.

Iskander missiles have a range of 300 miles and are designed to confound missile defences by flying on a low trajectory.

Earlier this week, Russia said its forces destroyed four arms and military equipment depots in Ukraine overnight with the missiles in one overnight strike.

Video shows the fire at the defence ministry facility, which comes as Russia is engaged in war in Ukraine.

The blaze was at the Second Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Four military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the burning institute in Tver which develops new space and weapons systems

Four military scientists were forced to jump out of windows from the burning institute in Tver which develops new space and weapons systems

The cause was not clear but there were reports of 'poisonous bluish-black smoke'

The cause was not clear but there were reports of 'poisonous bluish-black smoke'

Initial reports said the fire started on the second floor of the top secret research institute.

Because of the wooden floors, flames quickly spread throughout the building.

Eyewitnesses report that because of the smoke, people who were in the room could not evacuate, they had to jump from the windows

The fire area at the military research institute in Tver was 1,000 square metres.

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