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Teenagers blown up by landmines in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions, casualities reported

Teenagers blown up by landmines in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions, casualities reported Today, three teenagers were blown up by mines (photo: Getty Images)

Today, on October 15, three teenagers in Ukraine detonated enemy explosive devices. One boy died, states the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko, and the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Synegubov.

"In Bashchanskyi District of Mykolaiv region, a 14-year-old boy died, and his 12-year-old friend was injured," the minister stated.

According to his information, the children were playing in a field where active combat actions had taken place previously.

Additionally, Synegubov reported that a teenager detonated an explosive device in the village of Kamyanka, Iziumskyi District of Kharkiv region today.

He mentioned that the boy is currently in the hospital and receiving all the necessary medical care.

Additionally, it's worth noting that a similar situation occurred today in the Chernihiv region. In that incident, two local residents detonated explosive devices on a forest track. One of them died.

Mine danger

As a reminder, due to the ongoing war with Russia, there remains a high risk of landmines and explosive devices in frontline areas. For this reason, civilians are urged to:

  • avoid unfamiliar and unverified dirt roads;

  • do not touch any suspicious objects;

  • refrain from visiting forests, forested areas, fields, riverbanks, and other open spaces, especially in regions where battles have taken place or been occupied.

If you come across a suspicious object, please report the discovery to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine or the National Police at the following phone numbers: 101 and 102.

As the Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture, Yulia Svyrydenko, has mentioned, Ukraine is proposing to its allies to take responsibility for specific demining efforts in the country to accelerate the process of clearing the territory from explosive devices. This collaborative effort aims to make the regions safer and free from landmines and unexploded ordnance.