Quick facts on unplanned explosions at munitions sites (2020)

Submitted by Small Arms Survey

The infographic comprises data on unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS) regarding incidences, location, casualties, circumstances and causes, from 1979 until 2019.

  • Updated 28 July 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 1979-December 31, 2019
    This data is by request only
    The UEMS Database gathers information on accidental explosions of abandoned, damaged, improperly stored, or properly stored stockpiles of ammunition and explosives at munitions sites. It documents more than 600 incidents occurred from 1979 onwards and it is periodically updated. The UEMS Database provides details on the location, the number of casualties (fatalities and injuries) as well as the alleged cause of the incident, depending on available information.