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06.08.2013 Explosion Ukraine Donetska Oblast, Horlivka [PAT Concern Stirol Chemical Factory] Damage level Details

Explosion in Ukraine on Tuesday, 06 August, 2013 at 15:42 (03:42 PM) UTC.

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An explosion of ammonia gas killed at least five workers at Ukrainian chemical maker PAT Concern Stirol, the prosecutor general’s office said. The leak occurred at 2 p.m. today during maintenance in Horlivka, eastern Ukraine, where the plant is based, according to a statement released on the the website of the regional prosecutors office, which opened a criminal probe. Stirol belongs to Ukrainian billionaire Dmitry Firtash.

Explosion in Ukraine on Tuesday, 06 August, 2013 at 15:42 (03:42 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Tuesday, 06 August, 2013 at 17:08 UTC
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Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry says an ammonia leak at a chemical plant has killed five people and sickened more than 20. The ministry said that a pipe carrying liquid ammonia depressurized Tuesday at the Stirol plant in the east of the country, causing the release of the chemical. The ministry refused to provide further details. The plant said on its website that the faulty pipe was soon fixed and there was no danger to the population in nearby areas. Production of chemical fertilizers is a key sector of the Ukrainian economy.

Ukraine: 5 killed, 20 sickened in ammonia leak

August 06, 2013

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry says an ammonia leak at a chemical plant has killed five people and sickened more than 20.

The ministry said that a pipe carrying liquid ammonia depressurized Tuesday at the Stirol plant in the east of the country, causing the release of the chemical. The ministry refused to provide further details.

The plant said on its website that the faulty pipe was soon fixed and there was no danger to the population in nearby areas. Production of chemical fertilizers is a key sector of the Ukrainian economy.

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