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Ukraine city traumatised by bomb blasts

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Ukraine city traumatised by bomb blasts


Bomb attacks are a rare occurrence in Ukraine and the series of blasts on Friday has traumatised the people of Dnipropetrovsk.

Some now fear venturing to the city centre and are making an effort to avoid public transport.

“It’s really scarey. You could be going down the street and somebody can be blown up, just like that,” said one local woman. “Maybe, my house could blow up as well!”

“This is the first time that something like this has happened in Ukraine,” a man in the eastern city added. “Nobody could even imagine something like this. There are no ethnic conflicts, no problems among confessions. It’s really weird and unexpected.”

The mystery surrounding the explosions has heightened the sense of fear in what is one of the former Soviet republic’s main industrial centres.

Our correspondent in the city, Angelina Kariakina, reported that as night fell, people were let into the perimeter where the bombs exploded. She said that authorities had taken away all the evidence for their investigation.

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