Blaze engulfs Russian oil depot near Ukraine border
Friday, 01 April, 2022, 11:34
A massive fire erupted at an oil storage facility in the city of Belgorod on Friday morning, just two days after the same Russian region that borders Ukraine was rocked by a series of blasts at an ammunition depot.
The incident happened in the administrative capital of the Belgorod region, located about 35km (21 miles) northeast of the Ukrainian border. Photos and videos of the blaze started making the rounds online around 6am local time.
Two employees at the facility were injured, but their wounds are not life-threatening, according to the regional head, Vyacheslav Gladkov.
“Emergency services are on the scene. We’ll know the cause of the events later,” Gladkov said in a statement on Telegram, announcing that residents of three nearby streets were being evacuated as firefighters struggled to contain the blaze.
President Sheikh Khalifa dies aged 7338013.05.2022, 15:06
Chinese plane catches fire at airport during takeoff (video)33312.05.2022, 09:48
EU official Charles Michel on Odessa trip forced to take cover during strike40709.05.2022, 21:30
Russian attack in eastern Ukraine kills 10, injures 1540603.05.2022, 20:48
Russia so far lost 15,000 troops in Ukraine: UK defense secretary40425.04.2022, 23:12
Former senior manager at Russian energy giant, family members found dead in Spain (photo)50421.04.2022, 17:01
Ukrainian military officials said they struck the Moskva with Ukrainian-made Neptune missiles54115.04.2022, 20:24
Russian navy evacuates badly damaged flagship in Black Sea. Ukraine claims it was hit by a missile (photo)43314.04.2022, 20:54