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Ukraine: Firefighters battle Gorlovka power station blaze after heavy shelling00:42

Ukraine: Firefighters battle Gorlovka power station blaze after heavy shelling

Ukraine, Gorlovka
August 9, 2015 at 08:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters were still battling the remnants of a large fire at a power station in the Nikitovsk district of Gorlovka, Sunday, after heavy shelling caused a huge blaze at one of the city’s key electricity sources on Saturday night.

As a result of the attack, both water and electricity supplies to large numbers of civilian houses were shut off while local authorities tried to repair the damaged equipment. In the meantime residents will reportedly have to rely on imported bottled water.

According to Gorlovka residents the shelling lasted for about an hour, during which large amounts of self-propelled artillery were deployed.

As Donetsk receives its water supply from Gorlovka, the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR/DNR) also had to switch to backup power, which is expected to last for a maximum of three weeks.

Ukraine: Firefighters battle Gorlovka power station blaze after heavy shelling00:42
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Firefighters were still battling the remnants of a large fire at a power station in the Nikitovsk district of Gorlovka, Sunday, after heavy shelling caused a huge blaze at one of the city’s key electricity sources on Saturday night.

As a result of the attack, both water and electricity supplies to large numbers of civilian houses were shut off while local authorities tried to repair the damaged equipment. In the meantime residents will reportedly have to rely on imported bottled water.

According to Gorlovka residents the shelling lasted for about an hour, during which large amounts of self-propelled artillery were deployed.

As Donetsk receives its water supply from Gorlovka, the capital of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR/DNR) also had to switch to backup power, which is expected to last for a maximum of three weeks.