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Ukraine: Thousands evacuated following explosions at ammunition depot00:45

Ukraine: Thousands evacuated following explosions at ammunition depot

Ukraine, Chernigov
October 9, 2018 at 07:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people were evacuated following explosions at a munitions depot near the northern Ukrainian city of Chernigov, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to Ukraine's state emergency service, around ten thousands people have been evacuated from the area, with airspace closed within 20 km (12 miles) of the arms depot. Around 220 emergency personnel and 60 technical units have been dispatched to the scene.

According to local officials, no one was injured in the blasts and material damage has yet to be assessed.

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Thousands of people were evacuated following explosions at a munitions depot near the northern Ukrainian city of Chernigov, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to Ukraine's state emergency service, around ten thousands people have been evacuated from the area, with airspace closed within 20 km (12 miles) of the arms depot. Around 220 emergency personnel and 60 technical units have been dispatched to the scene.

According to local officials, no one was injured in the blasts and material damage has yet to be assessed.

Mandatory Credit: borshch_1

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