On the evening of April 20th, a powerful explosion rocked Belgorod as a result of an air bomb that had fallen from a Russian military aircraft. According to Belgorod Region Governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, three individuals sustained injuries from the incident, as stated on his Telegram channel on April 21st.
On the intersection of Vatutin and Gubkin streets, a bomb exploded as a result of an "abnormal munition fall" from a Su-34 bomber, according to the Defense Ministry. The impact created a 20-meter crater and caused significant damage to nearby vehicles and homes. A five-story building on Shalandina Street reported four destroyed apartments, leading to the authorities' decision to resettle the entire building. The residents were relocated to the "Amaks" hotel.
Medical reports indicate that one woman suffered a closed head injury and was hospitalized, while another woman sustained abrasions and refused hospitalization. Another woman was admitted to the hospital due to a sudden increase in blood pressure.
Incidents involving Russian aircraft have increased since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. On October 17th, a Su-34 crashed in a residential area in Yeisk, Krasnodar Territory, starting a fire and causing the deaths of fifteen individuals. A Su-30 crashed during a test flight in Irkutsk on October 23rd, resulting in the death of both fighter pilots.