Rescuers evacuate villages near burning oil depot

15:17, 09 June 2015
Ukraine
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Emergencies workers are evacuating people from the villages of Kriachky and Kobtsi, near an oil depot that has caught fire outside Kyiv, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported on Tuesday.

UNIAN

According to the report, as of 1200, nine tanks were on fire. Attempts to put out the fire are continuing. Rescuers and police officers are working at the scene.

"People living in nearby villages, including villagers of Kriachky and Kobtsi, are being evacuated," the report reads.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the evening of June 8, a fire broke out at BRSM-Nafta oil depot near the village of Hlevakha in Vasylkivskiy district of Kyiv region.

On Tuesday, at about 0800, a powerful explosion ripped through the oil depot, as a result of which one person was killed and another 14 injured.

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