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 Civilian tripped mine near Shchastia, - ATO spokesperson

A resident of Shchastia town has been hospitalized with a shrapnel wound of the lumbar region.

This was announced by ATO spokesman in the Luhansk region Ruslan Tkachuk on his website, Censor.NET reports.

According to him, a resident of Shchastia village, born 1968, tripped a mine yesterday, Oct. 1, near a cooling reservoir of the Luhansk thermal power plant and was taken to hospital with the shrapnel wound of the lumbar region.

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The spokesperson urged the civilian population to observe mine and explosive safety rules in places of former battles, including approaching, touching, or moving any suspicious objects, as well as using radios, cell phones in proximity to the objects as they can trigger an explosion.

Ukrainian army units continue restoring communication lines, power supply and essential infrastructure facilities. In particular, today, at Horne village in the Popasna district, military engineers and a repairmen team are restoring the centralized power supply.

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