Russia has stated there’s not any danger of contamination following an explosion and fire in a Soviet-era biological weapons center in Siberia that carried samples of the Ebola and smallpox viruses.
The explosion happened Monday in”Vector”, a state-run virus and biotechnology research center that’s one of just two places on the planet to maintain the smallpox virus.
Glass was broken however, the construction of this building remained intact and there were not any biohazardous substances from the area where the explosion occurred, the watchdog said.
The flame has been extinguished Monday, police told news agencies.
The burst near Novosibirsk, the nation’s third most populous city, is the latest to strike Russian state centers this past year.
In August, 1 man died and thousands had to be evacuated due to a fire in a ammunition depot that put off a string of dramatic explosions.
Later the exact same month, an explosion in a missile testing site from the far north murdered five atomic agency team and triggered a spike in radiation.
Russian police have refused to release details of the burst and President Vladimir Putin stated there was”no danger” from radiation after the evaluation.