Explosion occurs at ammunition factory in Britain

Explosion occurs at the BAE Systems plant in Britain (photo: Getty Images)

An explosion occurred at the BAE Systems plant located in Glascoed, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom, where artillery shells are filled with explosives, according to the local media.

According to preliminary information, the explosion occurred in a remote part of the facility, where artillery shells are filled with explosive material.

The explosion occurred around 10:49 local time and is currently under control. The company reported no casualties among the staff.

It is known that over 500 people work at the Glascoed plant.

Earlier, BAE Systems announced plans to increase artillery ammunition production eightfold and create its own reserve of 155mm shells.

Recall that in January of this year, an explosion occurred at a defense plant in Azerbaijan, injuring three people as a result of the incident.