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Four bomb-disposal experts killed in Hungary explosion

Four bomb-disposal experts killed in Hungary explosion

Budapest (MTI) – Four military bomb-disposal technicians were killed in an explosion near Nádudvar, in eastern Hungary, on Friday afternoon, the Central Chief Prosecution Office of Investigation told MTI.

Defence Minister István Simicskó told a press conference that a fourth technician had suffered serious but not critical injuries in the explosion.

Photo: MTI

Photo: MTI

Simicskó said the four victims, all in their 30s, would be declared heroes and nominated for the defence minister’s highest award.

The accident, which happened at a former bombing range, was caused by a 250kg WW2 bomb, the minister said.

Further investigations into causes of the accident are under way.

President János Áder voiced his condolences to families and friends of the victims in a statement.

“Those that gave their lives today did so to ensure security for all of us, to save the lives of other people,” the president wrote.

Photo: MTI

Source: mtva.hu

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