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Kyiv policemen wounded in ammunition cache explosion: Details of the tragedy

The youngest policeman is 21 years old, doctors are fighting for his life
22:00, 16 February 2019

Ukraine's Defense Ministry

More details appeared in the case of ammunition cache explosion, which killed a sapper and injured three policemen in Donetsk region on Saturday.

According to the press service of the State Emergency Service regional department, captain of the Civil Defense Service Oleg Morgun died near the village of Pervomayske, Yasynuvatsky district of Donetsk at about 17:45.

The local police added that the ammunition cache was discovered in an uninhabited house. Wounded police officers were sent to Dnipro. Among them was a police officer from Kyiv and two employees of Druzhkivka town police station (Donetsk region).

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The youngest wounded policeman is 21 years old.

Earlier we reported that on Saturday evening, February 16, a cache of ammunition exploded in Donbas, taking the life of the State Emergency Service sapper. Three more people were injured, all of them are police officers, head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Knyazev told on Facebook.

"Half an hour ago, a group of police officers together with employees of the State Emergency Service left to explore a cache of ammunition found near the village of Pisky in the Yasynuvatsky district of the Donetsk region. An explosion took place during mine clearing and removal of the dangerous find. As a result, the sapper died on the spot, and three police officers received fragmentation injuries ", wrote Knyazev.

He added that the first medical aid had been provided to the wounded, and an air ambulance plane was sent to the site.

“My condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, who was doing his duty,” wrote the head of the National Police.

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