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Huge blast rocks Central Asian capital
28 Sep 2023, 10:13 GMT+10

Blaze engulfs an industrial zone near an airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

An explosion and fire early Thursday morning completely destroyed a warehouse in Uzbekistan's capital of Tashkent, according to local media reports and dramatic videos from the scene.

Firefighters are battling an enormous blaze which has engulfed an industrial zone not far from Islam Karimov international airport in Tashkent on Thursday morning. The initial blast reportedly rocked a customs warehouse, but authorities have yet to confirm the exact cause of the incident.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but multiple ambulances responded to the site of the incident. Emergencies services said at least 16 fire crew were deployed to tackle the blaze.



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