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 Freight Train Derailed in Cherkasy Region. 11 Petroleum Cars Ignited Burning Down 25 Houses. PHOTO + VIDEO

According to preliminary data, as a result of derailment of 20 petrol cars there was an oil spill and ignition of 11 cars at the railway station Horodyshche at 06:35.

It is reported by Censor.NET, citing the press service of the State Emergency Service.

According to the report, the train consists of 35 cars.

"A call of all Garrison Fire and Rescue Service was announced in the Cherkassy region. Moreover, 5 fire and rescue stations were sent from the Kirovograd region. A fire train was sent from the Myroniv part of the Odessa railway," the statement said.

Cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Ukrzaliznytsia has been established to prevent the road transport and locals from approaching the station.

An Operational Group of the the Cherkasy region Emergency Service is working on site.

Later the fire was contained.

"The fire was contained at 9:50 a.m. The work on the final suppression of the fire continues. The actions to eliminate the emergency are coordinated by chairman of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations Serhii Bochkovskyi on-site," the report says.

Fire and rescue units use foam for protection of buildings and other structures.

TV channel 112 Ukraine citing Chairman of Horodyshche District State Administration Mykola Dudnyk reports that, as a result of the fire 25 houses near the site burned down completely and 5 were partially damaged. "Thank God, there are no dead or injured, 25 huts burned down completely, 5 - partially," he said.


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Photos from "Horodishche" group in Vkontakte social network

 
 
 
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