Ukraine: Thousands evacuated as ammunition depot explodes in Kalinovka

About 30,000 people were evacuated after an explosion hit than ammunition depot in Kalinovka, in Central Ukraine, leaving the nearby village of Pavlovka with 90 percent of its houses and schools damaged, on Wednesday. «We fled with just the clothes on our back, now we have to run again,» one resident said, before adding «The glass was punctured, all broken. What can I tell you? Now we have to go... Еще back home, how do we enter this house?» 188,000 tons of munitions were allegedly kept at the depot, which included rockets for Grad multiple grenade launchers. Authorities are treating the explosion and consequential fires as deliberate act of “sabotage.” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has since called for an urgent meeting with senior politicians. Investigations into the explosion are still underway.

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