Nádudvar, 2016. július 1. Benkõ Tibor, a magyar honvédvezérkar fõnöke (b3) és Takács Attila ezredes, az MH 5. Bocskai István Lövészdandár parancsnoka (b) a Nádudvar közelében, a Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park területén lévõ, volt bombázótérhez vezetõ úton 2016. július 1-jén. A bombázótéren az MH 1. Honvéd Tûzszerész és Hadihajós Ezred tûzszerészei mentesítési feladatokat végeztek. Az egyik robbanótest a hatástalanítás közben eddig tisztázatlan okból felrobbant. A balesetben négy tûzszerész életét vesztette. MTI Fotó: Czeglédi Zsolt

Budapest, September 14 (MTI) – An investigation into the circumstances of a bomb explosion that killed the Hungarian army’s four explosives experts in July has established that the fatality had not been caused by human error, misconduct or negligence, István Simicskó, the defence minister, told a press conference on Wednesday.

The four technicians died during mission when a 250 kg post-WWII Soviet bomb exploded at a former bombing range near Nádudvar in eastern Hungary on July 1. A fifth technician suffered serious injuries.

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The investigation has established that the accident was caused by the explosive’s increased sensitivity to impact, a condition that could be attributed to its age, Tibor Benkő, the Hungarian army chief, told the same press conference.

The commander properly identified the device and the method of defusing it. All technicians had proper qualifications and acted in line with the rules, Benkő said.

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