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Balakliya and surroundings cleared of potentially explosive items
10:47, 31 March 2017
Balakliya and surroundings cleared of potentially explosive items

Over 3,000 dangerous items were seized since the fire at ammunition storage facility in eastern Ukraine was extinguished, - State Emergency Service

10:47, 31 March 2017

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The town of Balakliya and its vicinities, included in the 10-kilometer emergency area in Kharkiv region, were cleared of the dangerous flammable and explosive items. The State Emergency Service reported that on Friday, March 31. The authority’s workers continue to inspect the area and dispose of the explosive devices discovered at the nearby farms.  Overall, about 3,000 dangerous items were seized since the fire at ammunition storage facility in eastern Ukraine was extinguished. A group of more than 1,000 men and 125 vehicles is now working in the area.

Power supply mechanisms in Balakliya and the vicinities are operable now; restoration works on gas supply mechanisms are almost complete.

As 112 International reported, a series of powerful blasts took place at an ammunition storage facility in Kharkiv region on late March 23. The incident occurred near the town of Balakliya. Many of the locals were evacuated from the town and its vicinities. The fire caused by the blasts was finally extinguished the day after that, by evening of March 24. Numerous casualties and even a fatality were reported.

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