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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
14 Jan 2017

A human skeleton emerge from the ground in a dump at the outskirsts of Qyyara used as mass grave by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
04 Dec 2016

Women sign up their children at the school for the first day.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
04 Dec 2016

Children in the streets of Qayyarah. Despite de reopening of the school, many children must work to support the family.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
30 Nov 2016

People waiting the drinking water distribution by a N.G.O.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
30 Nov 2016

A human bone in a dump at the outskirsts of Qyyara, this dump was used as mass grave by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Guardians at the checkpoint on the road to the burning oil wells.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

In the afternoon the children playing on the streets, no many children have toys but some of them have these toy weapon, replicas of American M16.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Portrait of two brothers who lost their job, now they come to take bricks in the rubble to sell at the black market

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

The steaming crater of an extinct fire of an oil well set on fire by I.S.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Children near the crater of an extinct fire of an oil well.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

Firefighters with the fire hoses in front of the burning.

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Al Qayyarah
By Cosimo Attanasio
26 Nov 2016

A firefighter going up to a bulldozer for the exchange with his colleague.

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Fuel Depot on Fire in Kiev Suburb
Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

On the night of June 8, 2015, a fire started at an oil depot in the village of Kriachko, near the Kiev suburb of Vasylkiv, in Ukraine. By 1:00 am the fire has not been extinguished and all attempts to put out the flames have not succeeded.

Rescue workers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) have reported that as of that moment the oil is burning outside the tanks, but if a flame enters the tanks a powerful explosion will be triggered.

The methods being used to put out the blaze was ineffective. As was expected, all oil tanks blasted in the morning, causing the death of at least than 10 rescue workers, leaving many others wounded. Rescue staff were forced to leave the spot, but the fire was still on.

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Collapsed oil tank released gasoline vapours causing powerful explosion. Firefighters had to draw off leaving some equipment

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

To rectify consequences of the catastrophe, fire brigades used special heat-reflecting clothing, protecting operators from high temperatures

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

A rescuer wearing protective outwear hurries to drink water, to get back to the frontline

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Fire engineering once on fire, saved by the State Emergency Service personnel

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

A rescuer applies antipyretic, to help a fireman, suffering burns while extinguishing fire

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Smoke caused by burning oil tanks could be easily noticed in a nearby Vasylkov town

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Population centre Kryachky was the closest to the accident epicenter

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Auxiliary equipment was deployed along the road, leading to the catastrophic centre

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Special police forces and the National Guard ensured safety and security along the damaged area perimeter

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Patrol helicopter was responsible for surveillance operation to control damaged area expansion

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
09 Jun 2015

Kyiv mayor Vladymyr Klichko was in a mobile camp of the State Emergency Service near the catastrophe epicenter

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
08 Jun 2015

The fire quickly spread over majority of the oil tanks, caused by failure to properly observe safety procedures

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Kriachko, Ukraine
By Andrey Samerkhanov
08 Jun 2015

Last night in the village of Kriachko near the Kyiv suburb of Vasylkiv a fire had started at an oil depot. We offer an exclusive report filed by an EMPR special correspondent with live updates.

By 01:00 a.m. the fire has not been extinguished. All attempts to put out the flames have not succeeded. 4 of the 9 tanks continue to burn. Rescue workers from the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) have reported that as of this moment the oil is burning outside the tanks, but if a flame enters the tanks a powerful explosion will be triggered. The methods being used to put out the blaze are ineffective. Neither water nor the special foam are working given the magnitude of the fire. The only effective way to fight the blaze is to extinguish it from the air. Every emergency rescue workers here knows this, but six hours after the fire started the managers responsible for giving orders and implementing security measures have not give such order.

Liquefied gas is stored close by the storage tanks. If the temperature around the depot rises to critical and taking into account that the flames are not being extinguished another explosion is likely and a humanitarian catastrophe would be assured.

To make matters worse 50 m from the oil tanks is an air base and an ammunition warehouse. This is one of the reasons why it has not been reported to the public. Some of the ammunition has been removed, but most hasn't. The chance that the warehouse will explode is greater than ever.

Most important is that the public has not been informed, security measures are not being implemented, evacuation has not begun. Homes located 200 m from the depot are already engulfed in flames.

Update as of 09:00. New methods were not used to put out the blaze. As was expected, all oil tanks blasted this morning. More than 10 dead among rescue workers, many wounded. Rescue staff were forces to leave the spot, but fire is on.

Public has not been informed so far, evacuation has not begun by the MES & authority. Citizens start evacuation by there own. No one was informed about threat (!).

Update as of 10:00 MES helicopter finnaly were seen over the sky, but with monitoring mission only (!).

Update as of 11:00 Number of casualties among recue workers is very high, but no one counts now as the goal is to stop the fire. Connection with Zhutomyr rescue team, that was close to the blast spot is totally lost.

Evacuation of civilians is not anounced officially, but citizens are reccomended by local police to leave the place.

There is a threat of fire / blast at another depot for oil products as well as at the air base and an ammunition warehouse nearby to current fire zone.

MES helicopters just fly over the spot with monitoring mission with no effort to put out the blaze. An expert says that Ukraine has no specific foam to stop such fire. Those one, which was used is uneffective. Fire is still on...

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According to the State Emergency Service fire at the oil depot outside Kyiv started at 17:29 (Kyiv time) on 8 June. Oil depot of "Pobutrembudmaterialy" LLC is located between Glevakha town and Kryachky village approximately 40 km South-West of Kyiv.

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Despite firefighting measures undertaken the fire kept spreading. At 8:00 on 9 June oil reservoirs detonated causing a blast, reports the State Emergency Service.

Interior Ministry says 1 person was killed and 14 injured as of 12:00. Unofficial reports say the whole Zhytomyr rescue brigade went missing this morning.

Update as of 15:00 State Emergency Service claims to have started evacuation of civilians from the 2 km zone from the fire line. Evacuation from the 10 km zone is foreseen as the next step. However no signs of centralized evacuation were noticed on the ground. Some locals are evacuating on their own.

BRSM-Nafta company that exploits the oil depot in question issued a statement naming arson (terrorist act) as the main cause of fire.

Interior Ministry says fire continues at 9 reservoirs. Fire extinguishing measures are underway.

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Trying to control the fire
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Khandaker Azizur Rahman
17 May 2012

On May 16, 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a slum caught fire and destroyed 200 homes mainly belonging to poor people.