Intensity of blasts went down in Balakliya, fire can be localized, - Ukraine's Defense Ministry

Source : 112 Ukraine

The blasts activity now allows to evaluate the scale of the accident
08:03, 24 March 2017

Intensity of blasts went down on the arms arsenal in Balakliya. It is now possible to get ready for for fire localizing, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that.

The blasts activity now allows to evaluate the scale of the accident.

"According to the representative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the blasts activity decreased by 18:00 on Thursady, which allows us to estimate the scale of the accident and start localizing it," reads the message.

Related: Three stages of eliminating emergency situation in Balakliya

More than 100 military men continue patrolling the city and the near by villages. Another 300 officers from the Kharkiv National Air Forces University were involved to improve the work of coordinative staff.

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. 

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.

Related: Localization of fire and blasts in Balakliya can take 2-3 days or more

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