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Explosion in Severomorsk. May 17, 1984 (3 Photos)

Interesting story. And very interesting pictures. It is a pity that very few of them. Only three.
So. May 17, 1984 from nezatushennogo stub explosion at a military base Severomorsk.
For a short time was destroyed almost half of the naval reserve of strategic missiles, torpedoes and mines.
On the streets of real panic began. From the memoirs of an eyewitness: The streets ran women with children in their arms, many half-dressed, in dressing gowns and slippers mixed with them and men, some in the form, which gave the picture a particularly spooky drama. Climbed on the ladder (in Severomorsk, ladders), leading up to the hills. Someone fell down, pick it up, grabbed by the arms and dragged. Continuous flow machines stretched from the city. Packed to overflowing, yet stayed took children whose mothers literally cram into the wrong hands. Cry, crying, swearing – and overlapping roar and howl “volcano” deviously. Black with orange-crimson cap mushroom, rising to his full gigantic growth, froze for a moment, rocked the city, but then slowly began to sink towards the tundra of the ocean. victims were.Talking about at least two people – an officer who tried to extinguish the flames, and the sailor, the remaining stand on guard near a burning warehouse. Photographs can see the force of the explosion.

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