Censor.NET reports citing the local website 1kr.ua.
At 1:43 a.m., the State Emergency Service received a report about an explosion on the second floor of an apartment house, which resulted in a fire.
Law enforcement agencies, firefighters, and medics arrived promptly at the scene.
As a result of the accident, 17 people were evacuated (three of them were children). Seven people were injured. They are currently in several hospitals of the city.
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City mayor arrived to the scene. Investigation was initiated to determine the causes of the explosion.