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Russia: Blaze at Oryol pyrotechnics store engulfs nearby buildings00:50

Russia: Blaze at Oryol pyrotechnics store engulfs nearby buildings

Russian Federation, Oryol
April 23, 2015 at 08:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 10 people were injured in a blast and subsequent blaze at a pyrotechnics store in Oryol on Thursday. Two youths were hospitalised with severe burns, according to authorities, while one person is believed to be buried under the debris.

The fire reportedly engulfed the store which was located in a private building. The flames then quickly spread to nearby buildings and cars, resulting in the evacuation of a kindergarden and school. The firefighters, who were assisted by local volunteers, had to work in difficult conditions, as the affected building was located in a narrow lane.

The victims of the explosion reportedly may receive compensation. The regional prosecutor ordered an inspection of all pyrotechnic stores following the incident.

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At least 10 people were injured in a blast and subsequent blaze at a pyrotechnics store in Oryol on Thursday. Two youths were hospitalised with severe burns, according to authorities, while one person is believed to be buried under the debris.

The fire reportedly engulfed the store which was located in a private building. The flames then quickly spread to nearby buildings and cars, resulting in the evacuation of a kindergarden and school. The firefighters, who were assisted by local volunteers, had to work in difficult conditions, as the affected building was located in a narrow lane.

The victims of the explosion reportedly may receive compensation. The regional prosecutor ordered an inspection of all pyrotechnic stores following the incident.

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