Ukraine gas pipeline explodes, no casualties, transit unaffected

KYIV (Reuters) - Part of a gas pipeline exploded in central Ukraine on Saturday but there were no casualties or injuries and gas transit to Europe was not affected, officials said.

The accident occurred at a section of the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline in the Poltava region, the Ukrainian Gas Transportation System Operator said. Repair teams were working at the scene.

(Reporting by Ilya Zhegulev; Editing by Matthias Williams and Peter Graff)