The Bio Lab is located in the middle of quite populated area. If those created Bio-Weapons escape from this lab, they are going to spread those population in that city.
Blast & fire hits major virus lab in Russia, where HIV, Ebola & anthrax strains are stored
One of the world’s largest virus research centers, located in Siberia, was reportedly engulfed in flames after a sudden explosion rocked the secretive compound, known for its stores of Ebola, HIV, anthrax and other strains.
Firefighters and rescue services were scrambled on Monday to respond to a fire that broke out in Koltsovo, a scientific hub several kilometers from Novosibirsk. The situation was quickly upgraded from an ordinary emergency to a major incident as the explosion and fire affected Russia’s research center of virology and biotechnology, often referred to as the Vector Institute.
The laboratory is known for having developed vaccines for Ebola and hepatitis, as well as for studying epidemics and genera issues surrounding immunology. During the Cold War, it was thought to be part of now-defunct Soviet biological weapons program, meaning that some of the most dangerous strains – including that of smallpox, Ebola, anthrax and certain plagues – are still being kept inside the Institute’s building.
With that in mind, a local branch of the Emergencies Ministry swiftly responded to the call, sending in 13 fire engines and 38 firefighters, who entered the six-story building minutes after arrival.
The fire was located and quickly extinguished on the fourth floor where some “construction works” were being carried out.
EXPLOSION AT SECRET BIO-WEAPONS LAB IN RUSSIA
An explosion has occurred at the Center of Virology “Vector” Laboratory near Novosibirsk. According to preliminary information, one person was injured in the explosion.
Information about the explosion and subsequent fire appeared in the press service of the Government of the Novosibirsk Region.
“During construction work in the first building of the SSC“ Vector ”there was a volume explosion, as a result of which one person was injured. The head of the science city Koltsovo, Nikolai Krasnikov, who visited the emergency site, said that there was no threat of biological danger, the situation was under control. The cause of the explosion has not yet been established, ” the press service of the government said.