WATCH: Gas cylinder explosion rocked Russian-controlled Mariupol in Ukraine

WATCH: Gas cylinder explosion rocked Russian-controlled Mariupol in Ukraine. Image: @My_Salute/Twitter

THE huge explosions that rocked Russian-controlled Mariupol in Ukraine were reportedly the result of a gas cylinder blast, emergency services have said.

UPDATE 5.58 pm (October 3) – Advisor to the mayor of temporarily occupied Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, told the details of today’s explosion:

According to him, a gas cylinder exploded in one of the apartments.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry arrived only after an hour and a half. The ambulance did not arrive at all. One person died and another suffered burns.


 

Explosions have been reported in Russian-controlled Mariupol in Ukraine on Monday, October 3.

“Explosions reported in occupied Mariupol,” videos being shared on social media read. It is unknown whether the explosion and subsequent billowing black smoke is the result of a missile strike.

According to early reports, the explosion originated near the Cosmos market in Mariupol.

This is a breaking news story, we will continue to update you with further information as it is made available.


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