Survey of Vrbětice munitions depot site to start on Monday

07-01-2016

Pyrotechnics experts will start surveying the site of a damaged munitions depot in Vrbětice, eastern Moravia, on Monday Zlín police spokeswoman Monika Kozumplíková has told the Czech News Agency. Army and police experts will probe the ground into the depth of 50 centimetres and collect all fragments of the exploded munitions. The depot near Zlín was partially destroyed by a massive blast in October which killed two employees and led to further uncontrolled explosions, putting local communities at risk. The operation is expected to take from several months to a year.