En russisk jagerbomber mistet en del av bombelasten over den russiske byen Belgorod fire mil fra grensen mot Ukraina. Fire leiligheter ble ødelagt biler og bomben etterlot et tyve meter bredt krater. Det skjedde torsdag kveld.
A Russian warplane accidentally fired a weapon into the city of Belgorod late on Thursday, causing an explosion and damaging buildings, Tass cited the defence ministry as saying.
Russia said one of its fighter jets lost ammunition over Belgorod, near the Ukrainian border, after local authorities reported a blast that injured three people and left a huge crater in the city.
Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the region of Belgorod, said the blast had sent a shock wave that damaged four apartments and four cars and downed power line poles.
He said that as a result of the explosion, a «huge» crater some 20 metres wide (65 feet) had appeared in the city centre.
Skjødesløshet har vært en russisk skavank helt fra sovjettiden og ser ut til å være vanskelig å utrydde.