Explosion reported at Russian gas pipeline

An explosion was reported at a Russian gas pipeline that goes to Ukraine for further supplies to Europe, News.az reports citing Bloomberg.

The blast occurred at the section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod link, according to Russian media reports on Tuesday, citing the press office of the regional governor. It wasn’t immediately clear if flows of gas were impacted.

A fire site was extinguished after the incident that reportedly happened during scheduled maintenance work on the section of the link, according to local emergency services.

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