BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) According to Russian satellite network reports, the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff 9 said that the country's Chernygov state Arsenal explosion accident did not cause casualties.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff said the explosion that morning did not cause injuries or deaths to soldiers, military personnel and local residents. The extent of property damage is being assessed. The news also pointed out that as of 7 in the morning, the Arsenal would explode from time to time.
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from an arsenal at 3:30 a.m. local time on the 9th in Ichinia, Chernygov, northern Ukraine.
After the explosion, the Ukrainian authorities imposed restrictions on the whole territory of Chernigov State and along the border with Russia and Ukraine, closed airspace within a radius of 20 km, and suspended railway and road transport. It is not clear why the explosion occurred.
In recent years, there have been many fire incidents in military warehouses in Ukraine. Last year, a massive explosion at a military warehouse 270 kilometers west of the capital Kiev led to the evacuation of 24,000 people.
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