Around 120 injured in explosion in Albania munitions depot
( dpa ) - Around 120 people were injured Saturday in several explosions in a munitions depot in the Albanian town of Gerdec near the capital Tirana.
According to the official ATA news agency, many of the victims were injured in their cars as they were travelling on the nearby Tirana-Durres highway, and had to be brought to hospital by numerous ambulances and helicopters.
All inhabitants surrounding the depot, in which old munition was to be defused, were evacuated as the explosions were continuing.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha visited the site of the accident and called the situation "very severe."
There was no information as to the cause of the explosion