Explosions at Kropyvnytsky petrol station: Police begin investigation

The Regional Electricity Supply Company holds restoration works at the damaged area
12:20, 28 March 2019


Press service of the National Police

The National Police have begun the criminal proceeding due to the emergency tied with the explosions at the petrol station in Kropyvnytsky as the police reported.

“The information on this case was put on the Unified register of pretrial investigations due to the violation of the safety rules during the performance of high-risk works,” the law enforcement reported.

The police reminded that the accident took place about 20:00 on March 27. The law enforcers received the report about the fire followed by a number of explosions, which occurred at the petrol station in one of the districts of the city.

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The employees of the State Emergency Service went to the site as well as the garrison of the patrol police department. The elimination of the fire lasted for about three hours. At 21:00, the fire was localized and at 22:45, it was completely put out.

“Three citizens, including two rescuers and driver of tank-vehicle, sustained injuries in the result of the explosion and fire. The victims were immediately hospitalized,” the police said.

At the moment, the specialists establish the circumstances of the accident.

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Sergy Kovalenko, the Head of Emergency Department of Kropyvnytsky City Council stated to 112 Ukraine that the City Electricity Supply Company did not find the breaches in the power grid, which supplies outer lighting.

“Kyrovohradsky subsidiary of Regional Electricity Supply Company works to restore electricity supply to consumers because there are some problems with the electricity supply to the private sector; it is promised to restore the supply until the end of the day,” the message said.

Kovalenko stated that the check of the gas supply systems in the private sector takes place.

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The City Council emphasized that the law enforcement bodies hold the pretrial investigation of the legality of the use of land plot, where the explosions occurred.

As we reported the explosions occurred at the petrol station in Kropyvnytsky. Preliminary, three trucks started to burn.


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