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Explosion at gas processing station kills two, injures eight in Ukraine

29 October 2020

Two people were killed and eight were injured in an explosion at a gas processing station near the city of Kharkiv in the east of Ukraine on October 28. The incident happened in the district of Derhachi, just north of Kharkiv.

Image: National Police of Ukraine
Image: National Police of Ukraine

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11:47 local time, the Kharkiv Region Police Department said in a statement. The State Emergency Service arrived at the scene to find that a natural gas explosion had occurred with smoke spreading across an area of around 200m2.

The Derhachi Police leadership team also attended the scene along with an investigative taskforce and a forensic team. A criminal case has been opened under the Criminal Code of Ukraine in relation to the violation of safety rules at a potentially explosive location.

Police officials did not indicate what caused the explosion.


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