First responders rushed to one of the worlds largest virus research facilities in the world Monday after the facility was rocked by an explosion. The lab often known as the Vector Institute, is located in Koltsovo, a science hub several kilometers from the larger city of Novosibirsk in Siberia.

It was well know the lab contained samples of Ebola, AIDS, anthrax, and well as virulent strains of hepatitis and conducted research into the weaponization of these agents during the Cold War.

The Emergencies Ministry responded by sending 13 fire engines and 38 firefighters. Reports indicated that the fire started on the fourth floor where “construction works were being conducted.

In typical fashion, all reports on the situation were brief and lacked detail. The mayor of Koltsovo reassured the local public that all agents were still safely contained and there was no need to panic.

Source: RT