Explosion reported in high-rise building in Kyiv, one person reported dead, hundred evacuated

An explosion occurred in an apartment on the first floor of a nine-story building in Sviatoshynskyi district, reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Feb. 7.

The firefighters were called at 11:24 pm. Upon arrival, the rescuers discovered that the fire was set off by an explosion caused by an explosive object. A similar explosive device was also found in the room.

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While extinguishing the fire, they found the body of a 17 year old boy.

About 100 people were evacuated from the building to a safe distance. An explosive ordnance disposal unit was called to the scene.

The fire was completely extinguished just before 1 am on Feb. 8. Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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