Svatove after explosion of ammunition depot: photos

Source : 112 Ukraine

Situation in the town stabilizes, delivery of power, gas and water has been already recovered
13:56, 2 November 2015

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) published photos of the city Svatove in Luhansk region, which severely suffered from massive explosion of ammunition storage October 29.

As it was reported before, October 29, a fire broke warehouses with military weapons in Svatove, Luhansk region. More than 3500 tonnes of ammunition were placed in the warehouses. Numerous chaotic explosions hamper the elimination of fire. As a result of explosions at ammunition depot, 2 people died, 54 got injured, Luhansk civil-military administration stated. For emergency relief operation 200 rescuers and 70 vehicles were involved into fighting against the fire.

One of the versions of explosion is Svatove is a terrorist act, and due to the fact of the incident, Security Service of Ukraine opened criminal case under article of terrorist attack, the spokesperson of the General Staff Vladyslav Selezniov told.

For the moment, in Svatove, military engineers continue the search in the city area for explosive devices and destroy it in designated locations. It has been already cleared 700 of explosive items, ATO press center reported.

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