Advertising

Criminal case opened on gunpowder explosion in Dnipropetrovsk

Author: Interfax-Ukraine All articles by this author

More about Interfax-Ukraine

Jun. 11, 2012 18:25
215 159
Babushkinsky District Police Office in Dnipropetrovsk has opened a criminal case on a gunpowder explosion in a tram on Monday, June 11.
Photo by AP
DNIPROPETROVSK – Babushkinsky District Police Office in Dnipropetrovsk has opened a criminal case on a gunpowder explosion in a tram on Monday, as a result of which eight people were injured. The head of the main department of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine in Dnipropetrovsk region, Viktor Babenko, said that the case was opened under Part 1 of Article 267 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (infringement of the rules for the transportation of explosive substances that could cause death or other serious consequences).

According to Babenko, the incident happened due to negligence of an unemployed resident of Tokmak (Zaporizhia region), Vadym Aranzhy, who was born in 1978, who was transporting two containers of gunpowder of 200 grams each and around 500 hunting cartridges, which are a part of hunting equipment.

Babenko added that the police checked all permits on buying of gunpowder, as well as bills from the shop, where Aranzhy bought the gunpowder. Babenko stressed that Aranzhy had all necessary permits for buying gunpowder and hunting cartridges.

"He bought them officially," Babenko said.

He also noted that gunpowder was packed in its original packaging. At the same time, Aranzhy had transported the gunpowder and hunting cartridges unsafely.

According to Aranzhy, the handles of the bag with dangerous items broke and the containers with gunpowder dropped on the floor of the tram. The gunpowder ignited and went out immediately.

As reported, an outbreak of fire and smoke occurred on the tram going along a central boulevard in Dnipropetrovsk on Monday at 1345. A hunter dropped bags with two containers of gunpowder and hunting cartridges which immediately caught fire. Nine people suffered slight burns as a result of the incident and are expected to be hospitalized for at least a day.
Tags:


215 159

The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.

comments powered by Disqus

Read more in {{sectionName}} section

All in {{sectionName}} section

SUBSCRIBE TO KYIV POST NEWSLETTERS