What happened in the Luhansk People's Republic? Shadows of war or was the gas pipeline explosion an accident?

An explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in the centre of Lugansk, which was followed by a fire, Luganskgaz state enterprise said on Friday without reporting any injuries and fatalities.
 
An explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in the centre of Lugansk
An explosion occurred at a gas pipeline in the centre of Lugansk


"On the night into 18 June, 2021, an explosion happened at a medium-pressure gas pipeline with a 452mm diameter, resulting in heavy fire. 

Lugansk People's Republic in Ukraine area

Lugansk People's Republic in Ukraine area


As a result of the incident, 20 residential buildings and 21 communal facilities were temporarily disconnected from natural gas supply," Luganskgaz said.




According to the company, the fire was extinguished as of 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT) and Luganskgaz immediately started repairs. After works at the facility are completed, gas supply is expected to be restored.

"Law enforcement officers are working at the scene of the incident, the cause of the explosion is being established," Luganskgaz said.


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