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3 February 2021, 17:46

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Fisherman seriously wounded in UXO explosion in Slavyanoserbsk district

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LUGANSK, February 3 (Lugansk Media Centre) – A 53 y.o. fisherman triggered an explosive device as he was walking along the Seversky Donets river in the Slavyanoserbsk district, the LPR Emergencies Ministry said.

First responders were alerted by a paramedic in the morning of February 3. The paramedic arrived at the scene after locals called for an ambulance.

“The victim has been hospitalized to the Lugansk Republican Clinic with a blast injury and traumatic amputation of both feet, shrapnel wound to his right-side forearm. According to medics’ reports the fisherman is a resident of Stepovoye, he was hunting fish in Seversky Donets,” the Ministry said.

First responders remind that the Slavyanoserbsk district is a front line area located along the line of contact and it is dangerous to walk along the river bank as it is heavily contaminated with UXO.

LuganskMediaCentre — 03 February — Lugansk