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Ukraine fuel depot fire kills one

Published 09/06/2015

Ukrainian Emergency Ministry employees and firefighters gather near burning fuel depot near Hlevaha. (AP)
Ukrainian Emergency Ministry employees and firefighters gather near burning fuel depot near Hlevaha. (AP)

Ukrainian officials say that a major blaze has engulfed a fuel depot near the capital, leaving one man dead and injuring several others.

The Emergency Situations Ministry says firefighters are focusing on trying to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby military unit. Senior officials have rushed to the area to coordinate efforts to combat the blaze.

The fire, which erupted late on Monday night at the depot near the village of Hlevaha just south-west of Kiev, has filled the skies with plumes of black smoke and prompted the evacuation of residents in surrounding areas.

The Interior Ministry said that one worker at the depot died at a hospital from severe burns, and several others remained in hospital.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, with sabotage a possibility.

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