At least 2 killed, 4 injured in explosion at munitions depot in Balakliya

Baku, November 18, AZERTAC

At least two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and four injured in an explosion at a large military ammunition depot in the city of Balakliya in Kharkiv Oblast, some 460 kilometers southeast of Kyiv, Ukraine’s General Staff of the Armed Forces reported, according to Kyiv Post.

According to the latest information, one of the injured servicepeople is in critical condition, while two others sustained severe injuries in an accident that occurred during ammunition recycling at the arsenal. They were hospitalized in the city of Kharkiv, while the fourth serviceman with the least severe injuries was given medical assistance in Balakliya.

Eventually, the General Staff issued a statement confirming the accident and the casualties.

Later in the day, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk ordered an urgent probe into the disaster.

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