HC Deb 04 March 1920 vol 126 c675W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether a large ammunition dump blew up in France on or about the 25th February last; if so, is anything known of the cause of the explosion; what Allied Government owned the dump; whether any British subjects were killed or injured; and why no information has been issued to the newspapers?


I have now received a Report that an explosion occurred on the 25th February at a factory at Conteville where ammunition is being broken down. One French soldier and one civilian were killed. No British subjects were either killed or injured. The factory is under private control.