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A strong explosion occurred in the village of Avdiyivka, near the chemical plant. This was reported by a correspondent of RIA Novosti, located in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
The mushroom from the explosion can be observed from the capital of the republic, Donetsk. Recall that the settlement of Avdiivka is located on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic, controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces. The population of Avdiivka is more than 31,000 people.
Avdiivka has a coking plant, which produces thirty varieties of coke and chemical products made from coal tar and coke oven gas.