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Young military officer dies in Vinnytsia due to explosion
12:48, 13 April 2017
Young military officer dies in Vinnytsia due to explosion

Police found five cartridges of different calibers, RPG-26, two smoke bombs and three fragmentation grenades fuses at the scene

12:48, 13 April 2017

Vinnytsia National Police department

An explosion occurred last night in Vinnytsia near the house of culture. A 20 year-old soldier of the local military unit died due to the explosion and another three people, his acquaintances were wounded. This was reported by the press service of the regional police.

Around 2:25 the police received the message from Vinnytsya resident that an explosion occurred on Zamostyanska street near the house of culture and there were victims.

The object, similar to a grenade, which the 20-year-old man took out from his bag exploded, accorded to the head of bomb disposal police department Valentyn Melnyk. His fellow 26 year-old officer, a 16 year-old girl and a 20-year old Vinnytsya resident were together with him then. They all got shrapnel wounds and were hospitalized.

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Police found five cartridges of different calibers, RPG-26, two smoke bombs and three fragmentation grenades fuses at the scene. All the objects were sent for an expertise.

The police is investigqting the circumstances of the tragedy and the origin of the munition. For now the incident is qualified as an accident. Acording to the police, the servicemen were on short-term leave.

Earlier it was reported that the Metropolitan Police initiated an investigation of the explosion in the center of Kyiv on Volodymyrska street. An explosion occurred on Volodymyrska street around midnight, Blyshchyk said. Windows and partially facade of the building were damaged by the explosion wave.

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