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63 people seek medical care after Ukrainian ammunitions depot explosions

18,794 people, who are located within dangerous zone in Chernihiv region, which within a radius of 16 km, have to be evacuated
12:21, 9 October 2018

Reuters

63 people seek medical care because of mild smoke caused by the fire in the 6th ammunition depot of the Defence Ministry in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, as the website of Chernihiv Region State Administration reported.

“63 people sought medical treatment as they feel bad because of mild smoke,” the message says.

The representatives of the Administration added that 18,794 people, who are located within the danger zone, within a radius of 16 km, have to be evacuated.

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The evacuees should be provided with nutrition. The Administration will provide them not only with packed lunches but also hot meals. According to the Head of Administration’s Finance Department Valeriy Dudko, $7,8 thousand has to be allocated for that.

Reportedly, an explosion on the sixth armory occurred in Ichnia, Chernihiv region.

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The air-space within 30 km is shut down, traffic and railway movement are stopped due to the emergency situation. 

Ukraine’s Defence Ministry reports that as at 7 am, the intensity of the explosions is 2-3 explosions per second.

Reportedly, the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Central Region opened a criminal proceeding on the case of explosions on the ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

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Earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will hear the report of the military and security forces due to the explosions in the 6th ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

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