There are reports on social media of a massive explosion at a U.S. military base in Sagamihara City, Japan.
UPDATE: Here’s a video of a local Japanese news report. It appears to show munitions going off in multiple explosions:
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An explosion has been reported at the U.S. military facility in Sagamihara, Japan, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, citing the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation.
Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo.
“Fire from the American military base has occurred,” the Sagamihara Fire Department said, according to JBC.
The Sagami General Depot houses storage for petroleum products and ammunition.
Video and photos on began streaming in from social media shortly after Noon (EST), showing a large explosion, several loud booms, sustained flames and billowing smoke rising from a structure. No injuries have been reported.
I’ll update as more information is available. Please pray for our troops that might have been harmed, and any civilians.
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I really hope that’s a mistake.