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Seats of fire at ammo stock in Ichnia localized, - Defense Ministry of Ukraine

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, single explosions are heard at the stocks, the intensity of blasts reduces, spokesman of the authority says
16:41, 9 October 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The seats of large-scale fire that took place at an ammunition stock in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, northern Ukraine, are now localized. Oleksiy Chernobay, the head of communications and press of Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported this on Tuesday afternoon.

'As of 2 p.m., the fire seats have been localized; the intensity of blasts tends to reduce; smoke is visible over the stock's territory, and single blasts are heard', he said.

As is known, a fire and consequent explosions occurred at the ammunition stock in the town of Ichnia, Chernihiv region, northern Ukraine. The press office of the Armed Forces reported that on Tuesday morning. The explosions began at about 3.30 a.m. All the relevant services and local authorities reacted immediately. Over 10,000 civilians were evacuated from the adjusted towns and villages. State Emergency Service crews arrived on the scene to cope with the consequences of the disaster.

The necessary restrictive measures are taking place throughout Chernihiv region and along the border. The investigation assumes either negligence of the local service staff or an act of sabotage.

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