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Explosion occurs at coking plant in Dnipropetrovsk region

Five persons were hospitalized in critical condition
12:34, 29 January 2019

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An explosion occurred in the territory of Dnipro Coking plant in Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk region, as Ukraine’s Emergency Service reported.

The incident took place on the night of January 29.

“On January 29, at 3.30 AM, the explosion of the gas-air mixture with the ignition of bitumen took place at three-storey building of resin-distillery workshop in the territory of Dnipro Coking plant in Kamianske. Five persons in critical condition were sent urgently to the hospital,” the message said.

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The fire engulfed about 200 cubic meters. It was eliminated at 4:07 AM.

The technological equipment of the workshop was damaged as the result of the fire.

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“The surrounding territory was checked for the presence of destruction. About 500 cubic meters of the equipment are damaged. The technological process of the plant is stopped,” Spokesperson of Emergency Service in Dnipropetrovsk region Daria Hrechyshcheva stated.

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Besides, Hrechyshcheva confirmed information about the victims.

“Five workers of the plant stayed at the site, they were sent to the hospital with burns. Their faces and hands were burnt as the resin was used at the plant and its steam burned the employees,” she explained.

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The reason for the explosion to be established.

As we reported earlier, an explosion occurred in the mall on Borshchahivska Street in Kyiv at about 12 p.m. on January 12, one man injured.

Besides, a strong explosion thundered in a bakery located on rue de Trevise in the center of Paris, around 9 a.m. local time. As a result of the blast windows in neighboring houses were broken, it is also known that there are injured people.

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