A fire at a military depot near Vinnitsa: evacuated 30 thousand people

Because of a fire on a large military warehouse in the Ukrainian village of Kalynivka in the Vinnytsya area evacuated about 30 thousand people. While it is known only about one victim a woman who with injuries of moderate severity was hospitalized in the hospital.

According to the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations in Vinnytsia and Kalinovsky areas of the region evacuated about 30 thousand inhabitants. In addition, from the Central regional hospital were taken of 180 patients. It is noted that fire departments have managed to put out four houses that caught fire due to the ingress of ammunition.

Meanwhile, the head of Department on public relations of staff armed forces of Ukraine Bogdan Senik said that the stock in Kalinovka no chemicals. According to him, explosions were recorded at the site, which holds a tank of ammunition, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”. The General staff also said that in the Arsenal fire in total covered 10% of the warehouses.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said that practiced different versions of what happened. He suggested that the cause of the fire could be external factors. In turn, Ukrainian military expert Oleg Zhdanov announced another version of the incident. In his opinion, the cause of the fire was the negligence of military personnel, not someone’s evil intent.

A fire at an ammunition depot in the Vinnitsa district broke out on Tuesday evening, September 26 (the day when the President of Ukraine celebrated the 52nd birthday). According to local residents said they heard explosions, and then noticed the glowing fireballs in the sky. Now, over the burning site closure of airspace within a radius of 50 kilometres and closed to traffic of all types of transport

According to “112 Ukraine”, the military warehouse where the fire occurred, is stored 188 thousand tons of ammunition. In particular, the stock of missiles for multiple rocket launchers “Smerch”, “Uragan” and “Grad”.

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