The Kharkiv Oblast State Emergency Service reported that a 16-year-old youth exploded on an unknown explosive device at Novooosynove village, Kupyansk district.

The teenager was taken to the regional hospital, his condition is moderate, and he had no amputations.

According to the Kharkiv Prosecutor’s Office, as of March 15, 1818 people, including 74 children, were killed by mine explosions. 2751 people were injured, including 216 children.

Rescuers emphasize that mine safety measures must be followed. It is forbidden to visit forests, forest belts, fields, floodplains, and other open spaces, especially those in battles or under enemy occupation.

The following areas in the region are considered to be potentially mined:

  • Kupyansk district;
  • Izium district
  • partially Chuhuiv district;
  • Vovchansk community;
  • Starosaltiv community;
  • partially Bohodukhiv district – Zolochiv community;
  • border areas.

See also: A man blown up and injured after an anti-personnel mine exploded in Izium District.

From the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine until 15 February, at least 178 people were injured by mines in the region, 52 of them killed.

If you find a suspicious object, please inform the State Emergency Service or the National Police by calling 101, 102 or 112.

Do not

  • touch or move the object;
  • use radio equipment, and mobile phones;
  • pour liquids on it, cover it with soil, or cover it with something;
  • touching a suspicious device and exerting sound, light, heat or mechanical influence on it, as almost all explosives are poisonous and sensitive to mechanical, sound and heat.

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