Putins warplane accidentally drops bombs on Russian city creating huge crater

A Russian fighter jet accidentally bombed a Russian city, causing an explosion that blew a car onto the roof of a shop.

The bomb hit Belgorod city and created a 20-metre crater which left at least three people injured while several buildings were also damaged.

Regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov ordered the evacuation of a damaged nine-storey block of flats as a precaution.

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The incident occurred at 22:15 local time on Thursday (April 20) and was confirmed by the Russian defence ministry who said a Su-34 fighter bomber had "accidentally discharged aircraft ordnance".

CCTV footage of the incident shows cars passing a crossroads before an object hurtles towards the ground nearby.

There was no immediate explosion, with the munition blowing up 18 seconds later and destroying a section of the road before landing on a supermarket roof.

The bomb would have caused far more danger had it hit busy residential districts nearby.

The governor said that two women were taken to hospital for treatment, but no one was killed.

It is just the latest in a long line of blunders from Russia since the start of the war in Ukraine.

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Last October, a Sukhoi fighter jet crashed in the Russian city of Yeysk, killing at least 13 people.

The military has launched an investigation into the latest incident, with pro-government news site Moskovsky Komsomolets suggesting "the conclusions [of the investigation] are unlikely to be made public, but lessons will be learned".

By morning, maintenance workers had begun repairing the busy intersection in Belgorod.

The mayor said that much of the work would take place at the weekend, and the road would be resurfaced on Monday.

Russian jets regularly fly over Belgorod on their way to Ukraine, and the city has come under periodic Ukrainian attack since the full-scale Russian invasion last year.

Mad Vlad meanwhile is thought to be plotting a huge spring offensive in the war to try and break the deadlock that has resulted from spirited Ukrainian resistance.

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