27 Sep 2017 10:17

Ammo depot fire leads to evacuation of about 30,000 in Vynnytsia region - State Emergency Service

KYIV. Sept 27 (Interfax) - About 30,000 people have been evacuated in the Vynnytsia and Kalynivka districts of Ukraine's Vynnytsia region, and one person has been hospitalized, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said in a report on Wednesday morning.

"As of 6 a.m., 28,300 people have been evacuated in the Kalynivka district, including 20,000 people who have used their own vehicles to evacuate, and 8.300 people evacuated from evacuation centers. In addition, 180 patients of the Central District Hospital have been moved to Vynnytsia city hospitals," the service said.

A total of 1,366 people have been evacuated in the Vynnytsia district. They are accommodated at the Vynnytsia district hospital.

According to tentative reports, a woman sustained medium-grave injuries. She was taken to the Vynnytsia central district hospital.

A unit of the State Emergency Service has put out fire started by falling munitions in four residential buildings.

Ammunition started to explode at a depot of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry near Kalynivka, Vynnytsia region, at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday.