Explosion at chemical plant in eastern Ukraine

February 9, 2015 6:39 PM

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A POWERFUL explosion rocked a chemical plant and set it on fire Monday, outside the separatist stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Rebels said the plant was hit by government shelling.

According to AP, no casualties or damage were immediately reported from the blast, which could be heard in downtown Donetsk. The city lies in the middle of Ukraine’s industrial heartland and explosions like this have long been feared.

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