An explosion rang out in Chernihiv around 1:30 p.m. According to preliminary information, an exhibition of ammunition was taking place near the art museum, one of which detonated. Four children were injured as a result of the explosion.
It is reported public with reference to “Chernihiv Society”.
According to the publication, a manual anti-tank grenade launcher went off on the spot, causing injuries. A 10-year-old boy held the RPG and pulled the trigger (as a result of which the weapon went off).
As “Suspilne” notes, the child was stunned. Now the boy, his mother and his 12-year-old brother are in the trauma center, they are being examined by doctors. Another child is in intensive care.
An ambulance and rescuers are on the scene.
Added at 15:38. Vyacheslav Chaus, head of the Chernihiv OVA, confirmed the information about the explosion.
According to him, an event was organized in the historical center of the city, which included an interactive activity for children. There “for some reason there was also an exhibition with military weapons that worked.”
Three children were injured, a separate two-year-old boy is in serious condition. All necessary qualified medical assistance is provided to all.
Currently, the investigation of the scene of the events and the investigation of the origin of the dangerous exhibits is ongoing. Investigators are working on the spot.
Added at 15:56. “Suspilne” reports on the fourth injured child: a seven-year-old boy has an injured hand. He was x-rayed, there is no fracture. The boy’s hand is sewn up.
Updated at 5:35 p.m. Law enforcement officers began an investigation into the fact that children were wounded at a weapons exhibition in Chernihiv. It is currently known that one of the ammunition detonated during the demonstration. A total of 5 people were injured, including four children aged 2 to 12 years. The victims are in the hospital with various degrees of severity of injuries. An inspection of the scene, interrogation of witnesses, seizure of weapons and ammunition is currently underway.
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