Huffpost Green

Deadly Explosion At Argentine Base Kills Army Officer

Posted: Updated:
Print Article

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A blast at an Argentine research base in Antarctica has killed an army officer.

Argentina's Ministry of Defense says Tuesday's explosion at the Esperanza base was caused by inflammable material leftovers. The ministry says the blast happened when officers were trying to retrieve the inflammable material but didn't provide further details.

The base is located in Punta Foca, north of the Antarctic peninsula. It is used to research topics including glaciology, biology and seismography.

The explosion is being investigated by a federal judge in the city of Ushuaia, about 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) south of Buenos Aires.

Also on HuffPost:

Buenos Aires Train Crash 2013
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Deadly Blast at Argentine Base in Antarctica

Fatal blast at Argentine Antarctica base

From Our Partners