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06 Aug 2019 | 06:10 AM UTC

Russia: Over 11,000 residents evacuated from Achinsk district August 6 /update 1

Russia News Alert

Officials evacuate over 11,000 residents from Achinsk district (Krasnoyarsk Krai region) as of August 6 following multiple explosions at an ammunition depot; recovery operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/5/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/7/2019, 10:59 PM (Asia/Krasnoyarsk). COUNTRY/REGION Krasnoyarsk region

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Event

At least 11,000 residents have been evacuated from Achinsk district (Krasnoyarsk Krai region) as of Tuesday, August 6, following a series of explosions at an ammunition depot in the area that started on Monday, August 5. Officials have declared a state of emergency and issued evacuation orders for individuals living within 20 km (12 mi) of the storage facility. Air traffic was also suspended within 30 km (19 mi) of the site. At least eight people have been wounded by the explosions and recovery efforts are ongoing as of Tuesday morning (local time). Further evacuations and disruptions are possible in the coming hours. A heightened security presence is expected in the area.

Advice

Individuals in and around Achinsk district are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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