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 Truck with ammunition exploded on Kyiv-Kharkiv highway. PHOTO + VIDEO

Around 1 a.m. June 24 the police of the Poltava region received a report from the State Emergency Service dispatcher regarding a burning truck and sounds similar to explosions of shells at 336 km of the Kyiv-Kharkiv highway, near the village of Suprunivka.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the press service of the Poltava region police.

"Police investigative team arrived at the scene. The law enforcement officers established that several cars of a National Guard military unit were transporting ammunition to the ATO area. According to preliminary information, one of the ammunition units detonated in a KrAZ trailer truck and a fire broke out. As a result of fire other ammunition also detonated," the statement reads.

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the police. About 3 a.m. fire and explosions stopped.

"There were no casualties or destructions as a result of the accident. The vehicle, which was carrying ammunition was damaged by the fire. Criminal proceedings under Art. 264 of the Criminal Code (careless handling of ammunition) have been initiated," the police reports.

Read more: Deadly road accident in ATO area: 13 soldiers dead, 18 injured (updated)


An investigative team and forensic experts are working at the site. An HQ consisting of heads of law enforcement agencies and the Poltava Regional State Administration has commenced work. The circumstances and causes of the incident are being established.


 
 
 
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