Fire at Ukraine's ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

By On October 09, 2018

Fire at Ukraine's ammunition depot forces massive evacuation

Smoke rises after a powerful explosion at the ammunition depot of a military base near the town of Ichnya, about 170 km (110 mile) east of Kiev Ukraine, early Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. More than 10,000 residents have been evacuated after an ammunition depot exploded early Tuesday. (Vlad Musienko /Prime Minister Service Pool Photo via AP)
Smoke rises after a powerful explosion at the ammunition depot of a military base near the town of Ichnya, about 170 km (110 mile) east of Kiev Ukraine, early Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. More than 10,000 residents have been evacuated after an ammunition depot exploded early Tuesday. (Vlad Musienko /Prime Minister Service Pool Photo via AP) (AP)

KI EV, Ukraine (AP) Ć¢€" Ukrainian officials say that a fire at an ammunition depot in Ukraine has forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. There have been no injuries.

The Emergencies Ministry says the blaze at the warehouse in the eastern Chernihiv region erupted early Tuesday. The ministry said the depot contained about 88,000 metric tons of munitions, but military officials claimed that half of them had been previously moved to other locations.

The authorities blocked highways and a railroad in the area and suspended flights in the vicinity of the depot.

Source: Google News Ukraine | Netizen 24 Ukraine

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