23.03.17 09:01

Blasts at MoD’s ammunition depot in Kharkiv region: evacuation underway, - State Emergency Service

Ordnance started exploding at the Defense Ministry’s ammunition depot situated near the city of Balakliia in the Kharkiv region on the night of March 23, 2017.

Censor.NET reports citing the press release of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

According to the agency, the residents of Balakliia neighborhoods and nearby villages inside the dangerous area are being evacuated.

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250 rescuers and 50 units of equipment are involved in operation to eliminate the emergency situation. Stand-by units and resources, including EOD squads have been put on alert.

The alarm response force headed by Acting Chairman of the State Emergency Service Oleh Melchutskyi left for the scene.
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