Sumy regional governor announced an ammonia leak at a plant producing a range of chemical fertilizers in the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy under siege by Russian troops. The incident took place at 4.30 local time in the Sumykhimprom facility. Dmytro Zhyvytskyy told Reuters that the area, within a five-kilometer radius around the plant, is dangerous . Therefore the call to residents was to seek refuge in basements or lower levels of buildings to avoid exposure.

“Ammonia is lighter than air, so shelters, basements and lower floors should be used for protection,” the governor said in a message posted on Telegram adding what to do if you are within the affected area. . In addition to immediately taking refuge underground, you can also choose bathrooms and especially showers and breathe through a wet bandage (preferably moistened with a 5% acetic or citric acid solution).

It is estimated that the villages of Novoselytsya and Verkhnya Syrovatka are also included in the affected area . “There would be no threat – says the independent Kyiv – for the residents of the city of Sumy”.

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