In Salisbury there was an explosion at a munitions factory

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamСотрудники the British police in Salisbury, UK. Archival photoIn Salisbury there was an explosion at a munitions factory© AP Photo / Matt Dunham

One person died and another is in critical condition in the explosion at the factory of military equipment, which is located in the British city of Salisbury, according to the Sun newspaper.

«The fire was extinguished, the site is the ambulance service… One person was killed and a second taken to a hospital in critical condition», — quotes the edition the statement of the representative of police of Wiltshire.

Authorities have launched an investigation to determine what caused the explosion.

The plant manufactures equipment for airplanes and ships for the British armed forces, including radar systems. It is noted that the building company is just three miles from the British chemical laboratory «Porton Down».

In Salisbury on March 4, according to British authorities, was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.