Big Explosion in Ukraine – level 3

02-10-2017 07:00

There was a fire in the Ukrainian town of Kalynivka, located west of Kiev, which caused a massive explosion at an arms depot.

Thousands of people had to evacuate as fires raged and munitions exploded throughout the blaze. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that ‘external factors’, presumably meaning sabotage, were behind the incident.

The explosion damaged four residential buildings, but no injuries have yet been reported.

Difficult words: depot (a place for storage), rage (spread quickly and strongly), munition (military weapons), blaze (a fire), sabotage (destroying something for political or military reasons).

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