A Russian jet accidentally bombed the Russian border city of Belgorod on Thursday evening, said Moscow’s defense ministry.
Surveillance footage of the explosion was uploaded to Telegram by the Russian news outlet RBC. It shows a bright flash before a section of the street erupts in flames, and debris is thrown into the air.
“During the flight of the Su-34 aircraft of the Aerospace Forces over the city of Belgorod, an abnormal descent of aviation ammunition occurred,” the ministry told the state media outlet TASS.
Two women were injured in the blast, which left a 60-foot-wide crater in the city center and damaged four apartments, Vyacheslav Gladkov, Belgorod’s governor, wrote on Telegram.
One woman was sent to hospital with a head injury, while the other suffered abrasions and was treated at the scene, Gladkov wrote.