Huge explosion at Ukraine ammunition dump leads to evacuation of thousands of people

A huge explosion and fires have hit an ammunition dump in Ukraine.

Around 12,000 people were evacuated after a defence ministry ammo depot near the town of Ichnya, in the Chernigov region, blew up.

There were two to three explosions a second, officials said.

No casualties were reported.

Ukraine’s state security service said it was investigating possible sabotage, and the defence ministry’s spokesman said the fact that explosions were set off in different parts of the depot pointed to sabotage.

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Source: The Independent