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"Fire breaks out at Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant
A fire has broken out in Europe’s largest nuclear power plant
located in Zaporizhzhya
, according to an announcement from plant employees and the mayor of the nearby town of Enerhodar.
“As a result of continuous enemy shelling of buildings and units of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is on fire,” Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov said
on his Telegram channel just after 1.30am local time, citing what he called a threat to world security.
Orlov recorded a short video
message which has now been shared my multiple local Ukrainian media outlets, urging Russian troops to immediately stop shelling the plant."
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