An explosion at a former factory in Kyiv killed four people and injured another five on Thursday.
Authorities believe around ten people were inside the building in the capital’s Darnytskyi district at the time.
After the blast at 13:45 pm local time, Alina Maliutina, who is married to one of the workers in the factory, tried and failed to reach her husband by phone. She then raced to the industrial zone.
“There was an explosion, but the location was unclear,” she said.
“I haven’t called his parents yet. I don’t know what I should say.”
The Kyiv City Military Administration said the preliminary cause of the blast was a gas cylinder explosion.