Balakliya Blasts: drone video

Source : 112 Ukraine

Explosion intensity is falling down, people are getting back to their houses
13:53, 24 March 2017

112 Agency

112 news agency shot a video of the fire in Balakliya depot from the quadrocopter.

As we reported earlier, the fire on the military arsenal in the city of Balakliya started at about 3 a.m. early on Thursday. The ammunition began detonating very quickly. The rescue workers sat that the blasts are happening on the technical territory of the arsenal, but the one off sprays are happening as well. 

Related: Defense Ministry: liquidation of blasts consequences started in Balakliya

The biggest arsenal in the country is situated in Balakliya, it is called the 65th arsenal. Its passport capacity is 150 thousand tons, however mass media have repeatedly stated that the arsenal is overpacked.

Almost 20 000 people are evacuated from Balakliya due to the blasts on ammunition depot at Kharkiv region. Kharkiv regional police started working clock round after explosion in Balakliya.

Schools and kindergartens are temporarily closed.

Related: Dead woman found in destroyed house in Balakliya

The air traffic is temporarily closed within a radius of 40 km. 

The State Border Guard Service has tightened security measured on the Eastern section of the state border.

Related: Blasts and fire in Balakliya: state of things as for now - updated

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