Europe Oil Depot on Fire in Kiev Region, Five Injured

Oil Depot on Fire in Kiev Region, Five Injured

oil depotSeveral fuel tanks have caught on fire at an oil depot in the Kiev region, five people have been injured, Ukraine’s Emergencies Ministry reports.

The blaze, which erupted at a BRSM-Nafta oil depot on Monday evening, has affected eight fuel tanks, the ministry said in a Tuesday statement.

“As a result of the fire five people have been injured; they have been taken to Kiev hospitals with wounds of varying severity,” the statement added.

“As of 07:00 [04:00 GMT] on June 9, fire-fighting efforts continue, the fire has covered 8 tanks with a capacity of 900 cubic meters, as well as a number of smaller containers,” the statement said.

Earlier, the ministry said that as of 03:00 local time on Tuesday [00:00 GMT], seven fuel tanks were on fire.

“As a result of the fire five people have been injured; they have been taken to Kiev hospitals with wounds of varying severity,” the ministry’s earlier statement said.

Over 300 people and more than 60 units of equipment are involved in extinguishing the blaze.

The oil depot is located in the village of Kryachky, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.

BRSM-Nafta Ltd. is a Kiev-based company that supplies gasoline and diesel in Ukraine.

 

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