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Six killed, 11 injured in munitions explosion in Ukraine’s Kherson region

February 01, 2015, 18:21 UTC+3 KIEV

Local media say ten more servicemen are missing

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KIEV, February 1. /TASS/. Six people were killed and eleven more received thermal injuries in an explosion of munitions in Ukraine’s Kherson region, the press service of the Ukrainian defence ministry said on Sunday.

"Overnight to February 1, a fire broke out at a filed camp of a military unit near the settlement of Krasny Chaban in the Kherson region. Six servicemen were killed and elevem more were injured," the press service said.

Local media say ten more servicemen are missing.

"A total of 12 servicemen were taken to hospital with thermal injuries. They are in condition of medium gravity," a spokesman for the Kherson department of the Ukrainian emergencies ministry said.

An investigation is underway.

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