Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fire destroys Brazil's Antarctic research station

The Brazilian military says two soldiers are missing and one is injured after an explosion at its research station in the Antarctic.

The blast was caused by a fire in a machine room at the Comandante Ferraz base, on King George Island, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Brazilian navy said the fire had destroyed the entire station, and was still not under control. More than 30 people were evacuated to a Chilean research station nearby.

Read more:Global News


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