Government applies efforts to restore infrastructure after fire at ammo stock in Ichnia

19:01, 10 October 2018

The emergency in Ichnia, Chernihiv region is taken under control but the ammunition still explodes at the local depot. The State Emergency Service reported this on Wednesday morning.

The safety measures are underway. As of Tuesday evening, the fire was extinguished at about one-third of the area. Over 12,000 people were evacuated from Ichnia and the adjacent localities within the radius of 16 kilometres. Blasts of various degree of intensity are still heard there.

Medical and humanitarian assistance is offered in the safe areas in the neighbouring districts of Chernihiv region; almost 2,300 people are now staying at eleven evacuation points.