Explosion at nitrogen plant in Rivne, orange cloud observed over town

Source : 112 Ukraine

No casualties are reported
20:14, 20 July 2021

Nitrogen cloud in Rivne, July 2021

An explosion took place at Rivneazot, the nitrogen plant in Rivne city. The blast resulted in an orange cloud covering the city, reports.

According to Dmytro Melnyk, the spokesman of Chief Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Rivne region, there are no casualties in the incident.

The services are working to remove the consequences of the accident. 

"I ask fellow citizens not to panic. Nothing serious happened, the emissions are not dangerous. The environmental inspection will take the air for sampling and report the results in the near future", Melnyk said. 

Related: Strong windstorm, rain hit Rivne region

Vitaliy Koval, the head of Rivne regional state administration left a post on Facebook, in which he said that the emergency shutdown occurred in the 5th unit of light hydrogen nitrate. According to him, the environmental inspection is now assessing the situation. 

Related: Road accident occurs in Rivne region, 16 people hospitalized

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