Car explodes outside office of patriotic organization in Odesa

15:00, 24 July 2017
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A Soviet-era VAZ-2102 vehicle parked at the intersection of Bunin Street and Oleksandrivsky Avenue outside the office of the Rada Hromadskoi Bezpeky (Public Safety Council) in the city of Odesa exploded around 10:30 on Monday, July 24, according to USIonline (Ukrainian Information Service) media outlet.

The explosion was so powerful that many residents in the city center heard the blast. Eyewitnesses say the explosion totally destroyed the vehicle, USIonline reports.

Firefighters immediately arrived at the scene and put the fire out.

Initial reports claim no casualties in the incident.

Read alsoKyiv to step up counter-terrorism security after cyber attacks, car blastsThe law enforcers have not yet reported on the cause of the explosion.

According to Dumskaya newspaper, referring to eyewitnesses, the car drove up to the scene at about 8:00. A driver, around 60 years of age, get out of the vehicle and walked away. The car exploded at 10:05.

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