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Reuters has obtained an image of the reported substation fire in Dzhankoi in Crimea.
We reported earlier that Ukrainian broadcaster NEXTA-TV published unconfirmed footage of the blast. Russian media outlet RIA Novosti also reported that a transformer substation caught fire in the city at about 6am on Tuesday.
So far, Russian authorities have not provided any further details on the incident. It comes after a separate explosion at an ammunition depot in the village of Mayskoye, Russia’s Tass news agency reported.
Russia’s defence ministry said no “serious” casualties had occurred in the explosion, state-owned news agency RIA reported.
Smoke rising above a transformer electric substation, which caught fire after a reported blast in Dzhankoi, Crimea, in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on Tuesday. Photograph: Obtained By Reuters/Reuters
Updated at 04.40 EDT
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