Chemical plant in eastern Ukraine catches fire

An explosion and fire have rocked a chemical plant outside a separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Rebels say it was hit by government shelling. No casualties or damage were immediately reported from the blast which was so powerful that it was heard as far as downtown Donetsk. An armed conflict between Russia-backed separatists and government forces has killed more than 5,300 people and displaced more than a million.



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