According to Ukrainska Pravda, Interfax-Ukraina reports about this, citing the press service for the Interior Ministry's Department in the Poltava region.
"The report on the explosion came about 14:20. Fortunately, there are no casualties, firefighters are still working," the press service said.
According to the police, the explosion occurred on a section of the pipe, located in a field, so the distance to the nearest populated area is about 1 km. "According to witnesses, the fire was was as high as 200 meters," the press service added.
The press service of Ukrtransgaz company has no information about the accident yet.