That story wreaks of lies - how is it feasible that much ordnance exploded and caused that must noise and shock that far away but ~nobody~ close to it was injured? Not buying it.
I have to think something else is going on and going on at that location - and the deceased (or soon-to-be deceased) need to disappear to maintain
cover of whatever else is going on there. It could be as innocuous as disassembly and disposal of the non-nuclear trigger in a nuclear device. It
could just be the regular story of shells and tradition ordnance omitting maybe a little bit about foreign visitors. Whatever it is I'm guessing it
wasn't nuclear (couldn't be hidden given what was described) and it wasn't chemical (same problem, locals would have region conspiracy theorists in
town measuring for everything).
It just wasn't what they're saying - there is another dynamic at play. -Mags