A military ammunition depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa exploded Friday morning before sunrise, local media report.
The series of blasts were traced to an army base in an isolated region east of the city. Window throughout Zarqa were shattered by the concussion of the repeated blasts.
Government officials claimed that a warehouse at the site was used for storage of “unstable” mortars. An electrical short circuit caused the detonation. Other sources claimed that recent high temperatures in the region triggered a chemical reaction in the shells.
No injuries were reported.