In the detonation of ammunition in a warehouse in Kharkov killed a woman
KYIV, 24 Mar — RIA Novosti. One woman was killed and another injured in the result of the detonation of ammunition in a warehouse in Balakleya in Kharkiv region, said the head of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations Nikolai Chechetkin at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada.
According to him, the dead found under the rubble of the house. Another woman received a shrapnel wound to the head.
Earlier it was reported about two wounded.
In addition, scattering shells destroyed 12 structures, said Chechetkin. “The blast wave and shrapnel ammunition partially damaged the roof and Windows in multi-storey and private houses, secondary school, train station and other facilities,” he said.
A fire at an ammunition depot in Balakleya began on the night of March 23. Authorities evacuated residents from the 10-kilometer zone from the scene. Two criminal cases under article “Diversion” and “Negligence”.
Breaks of ammunition, which fly one or two kilometers, interfere with fire fighting. As stated by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, the elimination of fire will require 3-7 days.