A similar BMR vehicle

Three people have died and two others have been injured in an explosion in the arsenal of the Alvarez de Sotomayor military base in the municipality of Viator in Almería on Monday.

One of the injured has been rushed to Torrecárdenas hospital and the other has been treated in the infirmary of the military compound.

According to a report from the army, the three soldiers were deactivating explosives and had extensive experience in international missions. At the time of the accident the three were near a BMR armoured vehicle, which carries mortars, when the explosion occurred.

An investigation is being carried out to ascertain more details of the incident.

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