Blast rocks Russian airbase in Crimea as tourist watch explosion from beach

AN EXPLOSION has rocked a Russian airbase in Crimea as horrified tourists watched from a nearby beach.

The blast comes just hours after Putin’s humiliated troops were forced to pull out of a key occupied city in Ukraine.

Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the airbase in occupied Crimea

Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the airbase in occupied CrimeaCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

The cause of the explosion, which sent sparks and plumes of smoke into the air, is currently unknown.

But according to the Russian-appointed head of occupied Sevastopol, “an emergency situation occurred at the Belbek airfield.”, The Kyiv Independent reports.

The Belbek military airfield is located near occupied Sevastopol.

Back in august the Saki airbase was also attacked sending a huge mushroom cloud into the sky.

There was speculation the facility had been hit by Ukrainian missiles in the nation’s first strike.

Shocking footage shows the aftermath of the explosions that ravaged a Su-24M attack aircraft and a string of vehicles at the military base.

The motors were completely charred by the ensuing flames that followed the series of blasts at around 3.30pm local time.

Up to 15 explosions are said to have hit the Saki air base near Novofedorivka on the west coast of the peninsula.

Terrified Russian tourists were seen frantically hurrying from beaches amid the eruptions on Tuesday.


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