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5 October 2020, 16:04

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LPR suffers from wildfires smoke coming from Ukrainian territory

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LUGANSK, October 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The smoke engulfing the LPR comes from the wildfires burning in the Ukrainian territory, the Republic’s Emergencies Ministry press service reported.

"Forest and dry grass fires have spread on a vast territory of Ukraine-controlled Lugansk region. More than 10 major hotbeds have been located. Strong winds, draught and lack of water in the region complicate the situation," the report reads.

The most affected areas are the Stanitsa Luganskaya, Novoaidar and Severodonetsk districts.

"The 15 m\sec winds brought the smoke to the LPR resulting in decrease in public well-being. The number of complaints of headaches, cough, shortage of breath, eyes irritation, inflammation of mucous and throat grew. The deteriorated air condition provokes heart and vascular, respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer," the Ministry said.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported today that wildfires threaten 32 towns in Ukraine-controlled Lugansk region. Blazes claimed 11 lives, 18 people were injured, 150 evacuated. The total of 20,000 ha of lands have been affected, almost 2,000 firefighters and 250-plus pieces of equipment are engaged in responding to the emergency, including three An-32P aircrafts and two helicopters.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 October — Lugansk