Kalynivka: all details as of 12:00

Source : 112 Ukraine

Latest information on the circumstances of the incident, evacuation, and casualties, resulted from the fire on Kalynivka ammunition depot in Vinnytsia region
12:00, 27 September 2017


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All the details on Kalynivka as of 12:00, September 27, 2017:

  • - The fire started at about 10:00 p.m. on September 26. Police of Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Khmelnitsk regions were on high alert.
  • - The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported that 10% of the arsenal area was on fire.

  • - According to the open source data, 188,000 tons of ammunition is stored in the arsenal. The area of the arsenal is about 60 hectares. Vinnytsia regional administration states there are 83,000 tons.

  • - As of 10:00 a.m. 28,5 thousand people are already evacuated from the area of the incident on the arsenal. 20 thousand of them are evacuating themselves, 180 people from the Central regional hospital are also evacuated. The Vinnytsia regional administration reports 23 thousand people evacuated.

  • - The persons evacuated are accommodated in the Vinnytsya regional hospital and in the schools of the region center, Vinnytsia.

  • - Police state that there were no facts of pillage spotted, the streets are being patrolled by 239 policemen.

  • - Ukraine’s Prime-Minister Volodymyr Groysman stated that the radius of damage is 5 km.

  • - De-miners began clearing the territory around the arsenal.

  • - The airspace within a radius of 50 km from the fire zone has already been closed by the decision of Ukraerocenter.

  • Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers allocated 3,8 million dollars to eliminate fire in Kalynivka of Vinnytsia region.

  • - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko convenes a military cabinet.

Related: Ammunition depots in Donetsk region are checked since September 25, - Zhebrivsky

As we reported earlier, one of the biggest ammunition depots in Ukraine is on fire since 10:00 p.m., September 26. Thousands of people from Kalynivka and other nearby villages had to get evacuated, many of them using their own transport. Volunteers were posting to social networks for the whole night offering help and providing new details on the explosions.

Related: 691 men and 149 items of equipment handle fire in Kalynivka arsenal, - Emergency Service

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