Massive explosion rips through arms depot in Jordan



A massive explosion has ripped through an army base in Jordan shattering the windows of nearby homes.

Video shows the enormous blast which could be heard up to 20 miles away as a fireball erupts from the site near Zarqa.

A series of large explosions was caused by an electric short circuit at an army depot that stored mortars.

Horrifying footage shows people screaming as the night sky is lit up by the enormous blast in the distance.

Flaming rubble can be seen being ejected from the blast zone.

Residents said that windows of homes were shattered in parts of Zarqa.

Witnesses also felt a shockwave and tremors in the ground rock their neighbourhoods.

The series of explosions are said to have taken place at an ammunition depot at a military base storing unusable mortar shells.

Jordanian media outlets initially reported two people were dead, but security services have since insisted there were no casualties.

Authorities said initial reports of injuries and deaths were based on "old" information from a previous incident in 2019.

Army sources said the area around the blast zone is "uninhabited" and a committee has already been formed to investigate to the explosion.

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