An explosion at a munitions factory in Salisbury not associated with cases of poisoning, reported by the media

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotomonster at the entrance to the city of Salisbury. Archival photoAn explosion at a munitions factory in Salisbury not associated with cases of poisoning, reported by the media© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

The explosion at the plant of military equipment near the British city of Salisbury is not associated with an incident with poison gas in this region, informs television channel Sky News.

The explosion occurred on Friday at a plant that manufactures equipment for airplanes and ships for the British armed forces, including radar systems. One person died and another was hospitalized in critical condition. The enterprise building is located just three miles (4.8 km) from the British chemical laboratory «Porton Down», which is involved in the investigation of incidents with poison gas in Salisbury and Amesbury.

According to the TV station, according to police, these incidents are «not related to the explosion on Friday, in respect of which the investigation is being conducted».

On the morning of 4 July in Amesbury, two people were taken to hospital after «effects of an unknown substance». One of the victims died, the man regained consciousness. Scotland Yard said they were poisoned by the same substance, and ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

Amesbury is located near Salisbury, where in early March poisoned Skrobala. London was accused of poisoning Moscow, but gave no evidence. Russia ownership flatly denied. Moscow repeatedly offered to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, but London ignored the initiative and denied access Scriply.

Also the foreign Ministry has accused the British Prime Minister Theresa may in a lie. So, it is argued that the poison Skrobala produced in Russia. However, in the laboratory Porton Down is denied. In mid-may, ex-GRU officer left the hospital, his daughter was discharged in mid-April. She stated that she will return to Russia.

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