One of east Europe’s largest markets on fire after alleged Russian shelling

Black smoke rises from the Barabashovo market in the city of Kharkiv after it was reportedly hit by Russian shelling.

Barabashovo is one of the largest markets in eastern Europe, covering an area of more than 75 hectares (185 acres).

Some media reports say one person has died amid the firefighting efforts, but there is no immediate confirmation from medical services.

One of the largest markets in Eastern #Europe, Barabashovo, is on fire in #Kharkiv.

— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 17, 2022

Barabashovo, the largest market in Eastern Europe and one of the world’s largest markets, is on fire due to the Russian shelling of Kharkiv, @suspilne_news reports. Barabashovo is a marketplace where about 15,000 entrepreneurs operate. #StopRussia

Photos: Suspilne Kharkiv

— Stratcom Centre UA (@StratcomCentre) March 17, 2022

As a result of the shelling in Kharkiv, a fire broke out in the largest market in Eastern Europe, Barabashovo. During its liquidation, one rescuer died, one more with shrapnel wounds is in hospital

— Hromadske Int. (@Hromadske) March 17, 2022

AFP contributed reporting.

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