Updated at 11:30,08-12-2016

One person killed by blast at Pinsk Wood - photo, video

At least 17 victims are in hospital in a serious condition now. Ambulances continue delivering the injured.

At least one person has died as a result of an explosion in one of the workshops of Pinsk woodworking plant. 17 people are in the citys central hospital in a serious condition. Ambulances continue delivering the injured. Pinsk Central Hospital has informed ERB about it.

At the same time, the press secretary of the Emergency Control Ministry Vital Navitski has noted in an interview with ERB:

Navitski: "One person has died. 9 were on the spot at the moment of the accident, 8 people managed to escape on their own and military rescue equipment had to be used to save one man".

According to witnesses of the tragedy, rescuers cannot put out the fire and enter the workshop at the moment.

"It looks like the fire is only starting", - said a local inhabitant. According to him, black smoke can be seen from almost everywhere in the city.

There were 30 people in the workshop at the moment of the explosion.

One person killed by blast at Pinsk Wood - photo, video