Massive explosion rocks Russian city close to Ukrainian border 

Massive explosion rocks Russian city close Ukrainian border 
Massive explosion rocks Russian city close Ukrainian border  Image: Oleg Elkov

A ‘large blast’ has been reported in the Russian city of Belgorod on Tuesday, April 20.  

According to Reuters, a “large blast” has rocked the Russian city of Belgorod, situated close the border with Ukraine.  

Authorities said that so far there are no reports of casualties or injuries. 

A statement by Vyacheslav Gladkov, Belgorod region governor said that “there was a crater measuring 20 metres across (65 feet) on one of the main streets in the city. He did not say what the cause was”.  

 Gladkov made this statement while also announcing a state of emergency in the area.  

Reuters also states that “Video footage from the site showed piles of concrete on the street, several damaged cars and a building with broken windows”.  

It adds, “One shot showed what appeared to be car upside down on the roof of a store”.  

Belgorod is among several areas in the southern Russian area which has been targetted, since the start of the Ukrainian invasion, due to stores of fuel and ammunition.

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