Kharkiv region reports explosion at gas processing station

Source : 112 Ukraine

At the moment it is known about two deaths and nine victims
14:27, 28 October 2020

Gas explosion in Kharkiv region
National Police in Kharkiv region

On Wednesday, October 28, a gas explosion occurred on the territory of a gas processing station located in Dergachiv district of Kharkiv region. This was reported by the press service of the regional police.

According to the police, two people died and nine were injured due to the incident.

"The explosion of natural gas without further ignition occurred at about 11:47 a.m. The smoke covered about 200 square meters," police said.

Gas explosion in Kharkiv region
National Police in Kharkiv region

Police continue operating at the scene. The causes of the explosion are being clarified.

Related: Explosion of Ukraine's gas pipeline did not affect gas supplies to Europe, - Energy Ministry

As we reported earlier, Ukraine may start its own gas exports to Europe.

It is reported that Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities have enough reserves for such activities.

"We do not rule out that Ukraine will start its own gas exports to EU countries in case of a favorable situation on the European market. Domestic underground storage facilities today have enough reserves not only to provide heat to Ukrainian citizens but also to receive additional income from gas sales abroad," reads the message.

Related: Russia cuts off gas supply in 11 settlements due to major munitions depot explosions in Ryazan region


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