I received the following email from Ammoman this evening:
Dear friend and colleague,
With great sadness we regret to inform you of an incident at the Prvi Partizan Amunition factory in Uzice.
A series of explosions occurred Thursday evening, severely injuring fourteen employees. Seven injuries were fatal.
None of the machinery at the plant was damaged, but other damage was caused by activation of the sprinkler system which resulted in a flood that will delay production. It is estimated that production and shipping will be delayed approximately 2-3 weeks.
We are very aware the effect of this delay and appreciate your patience and understanding.
We will keep you informed as matters progress.
I’d like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of all those killed or injured in the explosion.
So far, the news has not revealed any more information about the cause of the explosion. According to the BBC, six of the seven fatalities were women.
More details are available from various media sources here.