Antarctic blast kills soldier

Last updated 09:47 15/01/2014

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A blast at an Argentine research base in Antarctica has killed an army officer.

Argentina's Ministry of Defence said the explosion at the Esperanza base was caused by inflammable material leftovers. The ministry says

It happened when officers were trying to retrieve the inflammable material, the ministry said. It 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 was being investigated by a federal judge in the city of Ushuaia, about 3,000 kilometres south of Buenos Aires.

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