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 No ordnance detonated at ammo dump near Icnia on Monday, fire extinguished, - State Emergency Service

No cases of ordnance detonation was recorded yesterday at the 6th ammunition storage facility of the Defense Ministry near the town of Druzhba, Ichnia municipality of the Chernihiv region.

"No explosions have been recorded on the territory of the 6th arms depot over the past 24 hours and from the beginning of the current day," the press office of the State Emergency Service said in a statement early on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

It is also noted that at 18:30 on October 22, 2018, the leader responsible for the fire extinguishing at the arms depot announced it had been put out.

There are no killed or injured people as a result of the emergency.

As reported, an explosion rocked the support area of the 6th arms depot near the town of Ichnia, the Chernihiv region, around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 setting it on fire. The corresponding security measures were introduced all across the Chernihiv region.

The State Emergency Service reported at least 10,000 locals being evacuated from the danger zone.

The prosecutor's office opened criminal proceedings over negligence. The pre-trial investigation was entrusted to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) directorate in the Chernihiv region.

According to the SBU, there are three theories behind the causes of the accident, with the major one being an act of sabotage committed by a subversive group. Two others are the violation of the rules for fire safety or storage of ammunition, and deliberate arson or detonation in order to conceal the lack of ammunition.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3092767
 
 
 
 
 
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