Aksyonov reported one dead after explosions at an airfield in Crimea
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense announced the detonation of ammunition in the airfield area. According to the head of Crimea, one person died as a result of the explosions, the situation is localized and under control
One person died as a result of explosions at an airfield in Crimea Novofedorovka in the west of Crimea. This was announced by the head of the republic, Sergei Aksenov.
“Unfortunately, information is coming in now, we have one dead,”— he said.
According to the head of the republic, the situation is currently localized and under control. “I repeat once again: there is no general evacuation in the area. Only residents of houses located in the immediate vicinity of the military airfield will be resettled, — added by Aksenov.
On the afternoon of August 9, several explosions occurred near the village of Novofedorovka in Crimea, where the Saki military airfield is located. The airfield is located behind a residential area on the eastern outskirts of the village. The Ministry of Defense cited the detonation of several aviation munitions as the reason. “No one was injured in the explosion. Aviation equipment at the airfield is not damaged, & mdash; approved in the military department.
At the same time, TASS, citing the regional Ministry of Health, reported that six people, including one child, were injured in the explosions in Novofedorovka. The victims were taken to the hospital, their lives are not in danger. “Unfortunately, another person (civilian) died on the spot”, — added in the ministry.
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As Vasily Kachalkin, a resident of Mikhailovka, told RBC, before the first explosion, the sound of a flight was heard and then immediately a shock wave. "When I saw "mushroom" smoke, I realized that I had to leave from there, but I didn’t understand what exactly happened and through which exit to leave — there are only two of them. I ended up going through the main road. At the time of the first explosions, I was in a car near the Pud store, I saw that the panoramic windows on the first floor had been knocked out there. Now I am at home, in the village of Mikhailovka. I don’t plan to leave somewhere urgently, — he said.
According to Svetlana, a resident of the city of Saki, she “very clearly” felt at least 15 explosions. “There were equal time intervals between the explosions. Clapped from Novofedorovka. The blast wave at my house opened the windows, fortunately they didn’t break, and in one of the explosions the house even shook — nine-story building», — she clarified.
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