Evacuations in Greece’s Volos after explosion in an Airforce ammunition warehouse

Very high fire danger

Strong explosions of a munitions depot belonging to the Hellenic Airforce took place at 17:45 on Thursday at the Nea Anchialos base, near Volos.

The explosion occurred after a fire that broke out in the region on Wednesday spread to the military airport that serves as base of the Tactical Air Force's 111 Combat Wing, according to information.

The explosion was heard in Volos and the greater area, while several windows broke in the Nea Anchialos area. Its shock wave prompted several residents of Volos to come out of their homes.

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