State Emergency Service: 60 ha near Kalynivka left to be cleaned up from explosives

State Emergency Service: 60 ha near Kalynivka left to be cleaned up from explosives

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has reported that only 60 hectares of the territory surrounding the ammunition depot near Kalynivka, Vinnytsia region, are left to be cleaned up from explosive devices. 

“As of 7 a.m. on November 13, 30,340 hectares of the territory have been already cleaned up by the explosive ordnance disposal teams of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. A total of 60 hectares are still to be examined. At total of 3,340 explosive devices have been detected and disposed. Some 500 applications from the population have been fulfilled,” the State Emergency Service reports.

As many as 726 people and 148 pieces of equipment are involved in cleaning up the aftermath of the emergency situation. In particular, among them are 42 people and 16 pieces of equipment from the State Emergency Service.

As earlier reported, the fire broke out at the ammunition storage in Kalynivka, Vinnytsia region, on September 26. Almost 30,000 local citizens were evacuated from the dangerous area. Two people were injured in the incident. Explosions ceased on September 28.


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