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21 Jun 2020 | 12:38 PM UTC

Ukraine: Suspected gas explosion damages residential building in Kyiv June 21

Ukraine News Alert

At least two killed as suspected gas explosion damages residential building in Kyiv on June 21; recovery efforts ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/21/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Kiev). COUNTRY/REGION Kiev, Pozniaky

Event

At least two people were killed on the morning of Sunday, June 21, when an explosion severely damaged an apartment building in the Pozniaky area of Kyiv. The explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, destroyed four floors of the building on Petra Hryhorenka Avenue and left a number of residents trapped by rubble. At least three people have been rescued by emergency services and 21 others evacuated from the building, but it is currently unclear whether any other residents remain unaccounted for.

Localized disruptions are likely in the Pozniaky area in the near term as emergency response operations continue.

Advice

Those in the Kyiv should be aware of the potential for travel disruptions in the Pozniaky area in the near term and are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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