Gorni Lom

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Gorni Lom
Горни Лом
Gorni Lom is located in Bulgaria
Gorni Lom
Gorni Lom
Location in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 43°28′57″N 22°44′32″E / 43.4826°N 22.7421°E / 43.4826; 22.7421Coordinates: 43°28′57″N 22°44′32″E / 43.4826°N 22.7421°E / 43.4826; 22.7421
Country  Bulgaria
Province Vidin Province
Municipality Chuprene Municipality
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 700[1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gorni Lom (Bulgarian: Горни Лом) is a village in north-western Bulgaria, Vidin Province. The population of Gorni Lom is 784.

The village is situated in a mountainous region, on the upper stream of the Lom River. It is located in the foot of Midzhur, the highest peak in western Stara Planina. Gorni Lom is a starting point for the tourists who climb Midzhur. Most of the village inhabitants work in a factory producing explosives or in the five small hydropower plants on the river.


Significant part of the population is employed by the nearby Ammo Plant Videx (Former Midzhur Ammo Plant).[2]

2014 explosions[edit]

On 1 October 2014, in the former Midzhur Ammo Plant owned by Videx AD, a blast killed 15 workers and completely demolished the factory. The explosion happened at 16:59 local time, killing 13 men and two women and injuring three other women. According to authorities, an unspecified "human error" caused the explosion.

Following the incident, 3 October 2014 was declared a Day of National Mourning.[3]

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