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28 Aug 2019 | 06:44 AM UTC

Ukraine: Gas explosion in Drohobych (Lviv oblast) kills two August 28

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Apartment building in Drohobych (Lviv oblast) collapses following gas explosion on August 28, killing at least two people; rescue operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/28/2019, 2:00 AM until 8/28/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Drohobych


Rescue operations are ongoing in Drohobych (Lviv oblast) as of 08:30 (local time) on Wednesday, August 28, after four-story apartment building collapsed following a gas explosion. The blast occurred at approximately 02:45 on the 100 block of Hrushevskoho Street. At least two people were killed and seven injured in the incident. Emergency personnel have deployed in the area and an investigation into the explosion is ongoing. Avoid the area.


Individuals in Drohobych are advised to avoid the area of the accident, keep abreast of the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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