Eyewitness video captures moment Russian arms depot explodes

A huge cloud of smoke was seen above the Russian city of Achinsk on Monday (August 5) after explosions rocked a nearby ammunition depot.

Thousands of people were evacuated from Achinsk and nearby villages after the blasts saw artillery shell fragments land up to 30 kilometres from the base.

According to reports, 12 people are injured and one person is missing and feared dead.

Russia’s Defence Ministry said the fire had been "fully extinguished" on Tuesday morning (August 6) and attributed the fire to "human error".