14 fuel tanks still burning at oil depot near Kyiv

13:44, 11 June 2015
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Fourteen fuel tanks, one of which has a capacity of 900 cubic meters, are still burning at the oil depot in Vasylkiv district, Kyiv region, as reported by the press office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

Photo from State Emergencies Situations Service of Ukraine

"As of 0830 on June 11 one tank with a capacity of 900 cubic meters is still burning, along with 13 tanks with capacities of 50 cubic meters," the statement reads.

According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, firefighters are now cooling off the oil tanks.

A total of 303 rescuers and 45 units of equipment have been involved in fighting the fire.

As UNIAN reported earlier, in the evening of June 8, a fire broke out in the BRSM-Nafta oil depot in Vasylkiv district of Kyiv region. The fire began in one fuel tank and spread to another 16 tanks. A total of 17 tanks are located at the oil depot.

The fire killed four people - three rescue workers and one employee of the oil depot - while another 12 people are reported to have been injured and taken to hospital.

The Interior Ministry initiated a case under Article 275 of the Criminal Code to investigate the death of people during firefighting. It was also reported that a case under Article 273 was opened, with the Interior Ministry saying that the oil depot had not been properly commissioned.

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