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Deadly gas explosion in Kyiv: Over 400 people, dog handlers' groups work at site

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement authorities consider two versions of what happened
18:06, 21 June 2020

Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv region

More than 400 people and three groups of dog handlers work at the scene of the explosion in the capital's Poznyaky area. This was reported by the State Emergency Service (SES).

"In total, 457 people and 67 pieces of equipment were involved in the work, of which 160 people and 28 pieces of equipment from the State Emergencies Ministry, including 3 dog handlers teams," the statement reads.

About 60 tons of building structures were removed from the scene.

Law enforcement authorities are considering two versions of the explosion. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated, as the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

"One version is a gas explosion, the other is an explosive device. Now the bombers have taken the materials for examination. It will take 30-40 minutes to establish the cause of the explosion," the report said.

Related: Explosion in a house in Kyiv: One person died, another three pulled out from rubble

Avakov added that soon the residents of the house would be able to pick up the most necessary things, after that, a typo of the apartments would be made and there would be round-the-clock encirclement of the police and the National Guard.

Tents for victims have been set up and meals have been organized,” Avakov added.

As we reported before, a person died as a result of an explosion in a residential building in the capital's Poznyaky area

As of 11 a.m., one person was found dead. 21 people were evacuated, three people were pulled out from the rubble, and further evacuation of the house's residents is underway,” the statement said.

Related: Law enforcers consider two versions of deadly gas explosion in Kyiv

 

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