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Aftermath of Balaklia explosions

Overnight Thursday, March 23, fire erupted at a large munitions depot in Kharkiv region's Balaklia. Mass detonations ensued of missiles and other ammo stored at the warehouses.

A body of a civilian woman was found under one of collapsed buildings. Two other people were seriously injured.

Some 20,000 people were evacuated from nine nearby settlements.

The fire has been extinguished in the late hours of Friday. Humanitarian demining efforts are ongoing.

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