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Emergency Service to clear territory in Ukraine's Ichnia from ammunition till December 15

The pyrotechnic services intend to clear 79,000 hectares of the territory
16:06, 10 October 2018

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State Emergency Service intends to finish the clearing of the territory near the ammo depot of Defence Ministry in Ichnia, Chernihiv region till December 15, as Mykola Chechetkin, the Chairman of State Emergency Service, said at the session of the Cabinet of Minister, 112.ua reports.

“A plan was developed to eliminate the consequence of the emergency within a 16-km zone, to clear the territory from explosive devices,” the Chairman of the Service said.

Related: 69,500 tons of ammunition were in Ukraine's Ichnia depot when fire started, - Defense Minister

The pyrotechnic services intend to clear 79,000 hectares of territory till December 15.

A video of the fire in Ichnia was earlier posted on Internet. 

As it was reported earlier, people, who suffered from explosions in Ichnia ammunition depot, are sleeping rough in sports halls in Parafiivka schools. Volunteers are collecting assistance for the victims.

Related: Ukrainian government allocates $3,5 million to deal with Ichnia ammo depot explosions

Reportedly, an explosion in the sixth armoury occurred in Ichnia, Chernihiv region. The air-space within 30 km is shut down, traffic and railway movement are stopped due to the emergency situation.  The Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Central Region opened a criminal proceeding on the case of explosions on the ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

Over the past four years, it's been the fifth accident with the ammunition stocks in Ukraine exploding; the incidents took place in Balakliya (Kharkiv region), Svatove (Luhansk region), and Kalynivka (Vinnytsia region).

Related: Over 12,000 people evacuated from Ukraine's Ichnia, ammo still exploding

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