Transport of munition from Vrbětice depot continues

13-02-2015

The transport of munition from the Vrbětice depot which was severely damaged by a blast late last year is going ahead as planned, thanks to favourable weather conditions, a spokeswoman for the Zlin police department told the ctk news agency. Fifteen lorries of munition belonging to the private company Excalibur Army have so far been removed from the site. According to the company’s spokesperson this accounts for a mere 11 percent of the overall amount of munition Excalibur Army stored at the site. According to the Interior Ministry there was some 7,000 tons of ammunition in storage on the site at the time of the blast. It is not yet clear how much of it was destroyed. Some of the undamaged ammunition is now being delivered to clients, the rest will be moved to a different storage site.