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09 Oct 2018 | 08:01 AM UTC

Ukraine: Explosion at ammunition depot in Ichnya October 9

Ukraine News Alert

Thousands evacuated after explosion at ammunition depot in Ichnya on October 9; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Ichnya


An explosion occurred at an ammunition depot in the city of Ichnya (Chernihiv oblast) at 03:30 (local time) on Tuesday, October 9. Local security forces have cordoned off the area within a 16-km (10-mi) radius and around 10,000 people have been evacuated. Rail and road circulation in Ichnya have been suspended. 


Individuals in Ichnya are advised to avoid the vicinity of the incident, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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