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Explosion in building occupied by protesters in Kiev injures at least one

February 06, 2014, 17:07 UTC+3 KIEV
An explosion occurred in the protesters-occupied House of Trade Unions in Kiev injuring at least one person
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According to unconfirmed reports, a Molotov cocktail bottle exploded in a room on the fifth floor, injuring two people

According to unconfirmed reports, a Molotov cocktail bottle exploded in a room on the fifth floor, injuring two people

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Kiev, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. An explosion occurred in the protesters-occupied House of Trade Unions in Kiev on Thursday, the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said.

At 12:20 (14:20 Moscow time), special police line received a call from a doctor who reported that a man was taken to a city hospital with injuries of eyes and a hand. He was conscious. It is not known how old he is and where he resides. According to the doctor, the man was on the fifth floor of the House of Trade Unions and opened a box when something exploded, injuring him.

The Police are investigating the incident. However, protesters prevented law enforcers from coming to the building.

The press service told Itar-Tass that some sound of a blast had been heard, giving no more information as there was no access to the seized building.

According to earlier unconfirmed reports, something, supposedly a Molotov cocktail, exploded in a room on the fifth floor, injuring two people.

Protesters who were blocking the building did not give any comments.

The House of Trade Unions at Independence Square was one of the first buildings seized by protesters in Kiev.

 

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