Oil pipeline bursts in Ivano-Frankivsk region, critical injuries reported
On September 30, an explosion occurred in the village of Strymba in Ivano-Frankivsk region. An oil pipeline ruptured, several people were injured
This was reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, according to Espreso.
Later, the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration added that the pipeline was depressurized, which led to a leak of oil and, consequently, to its ignition.
"As a result, nine people were injured. Two children and three adults, according to preliminary information, are in critical condition, with numerous burns of the body (over 70 percent). They were taken to the medical institutions of the district and are being provided with all necessary care. Four more people were provided with the necessary medical care on the spot.
The fire has been extinguished.
Earlier media reported that on September 30, at 5:00 pm, an oil pipeline burst near the village of Strymba, resulting in the leakage of oil products and a fire. At least 6 people, including two children, have been reported injured. They are hospitalized.
The valves on the pipeline are currently closed. Rescuers are working at the scene.