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Fire at Mykolaiv ship repairing yard, no casualties

Source : 112 Ukraine

A ship bulge took minor damage; the fire was extinguished within an hour
18:23, 16 July 2020

Fire at Mykolaiv shipyard, July 2020
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A fire broke out on the premises of ship repairing yard in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine. The State Emergencies Service reported that on July 16. 

"A message about the fire in the ship bulge in Mykolaiv ship repairing yard (...) appeared on July 16, at 2.35 p.m. One man was evacuated; no one suffered any injuries", reads the report.

A ship bulge took minor damage; the fire was extinguished within an hour. The flames took the area of eight square meters. The State Emergencies Service assumes fire safety rules were ignored during maintenance works.

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