900 kg mine to be defused in Sevastopol

11:06, 30 May 2006
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It`s hitting radius makes 1.5 kilometers

The Sevastopol city emergency commission decided to carry out a special operation to defuse a highly explosive device – a 900-kg German aircraft magnet mine, which was discovered in Kamyshova bay last week.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Myroslav Sahaydak, chief of the Sevastopol City State Administration emergency department disclosed this to journalists today.

Presently a headquarters is being set up to solve the problem. The mine is planned to be defused deep in the sea, at a safe distance from the coastline. The population will be informed in advance, and the zone of possible hitting will be cleared.

According to preliminary information, the radius of hitting is this mine makes nearly 1.5 kilometers.

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