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Polish authorities said on Tuesday that two people were killed after an explosion in the Hrubieszów district in eastern Poland.

“There was an explosion in eastern Poland,” said Piotr Müller, a government spokesman in Warsaw. He said experts were gathering details about the “serious” situation.

poland is considering asking its NATO partners For discussion under Article 4 of the NATO Treaty.

Article 4 Allows any member to consult with the rest of the coalition, and states: “The parties shall agree together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any party is threatened.” Will consult.”

Kyiv’s answer: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that it was Russian missiles that fell on Poland. However, Russia’s Defense Ministry said that no strikes were carried out “on targets near the Ukrainian-Polish state border”.

CNN on the scene: CNN’s Matthew Chance is in the small town of Przewodów, where a fatal explosion near the Polish-Ukraine border. Chance said police have sealed off the road and reporters are not being allowed to visit the scene. A local resident told CNN that he heard an eerie “whoosh” as it flew over the city. Chance spoke with the caretaker of a local school, who said that the force of the explosion shook classroom windows about 200 meters from the school gate. The students were not inside the school when the blast took place.

A large plume of smoke is visible: New video and photos show a huge plume of smoke and a crater in Przewodów, just 4 miles from the border with Ukraine. A video taken by a resident showed a huge plume of smoke in the center of the village. CNN geolocated and verified the authenticity of the video.

Here’s how world leaders are reactingThe White House said US President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Polish President Andrzej Duda from Bali, Indonesia, where he was attending the Group of 20 summit. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, after speaking to Duda about the explosion, said it was “important that all the facts be established”. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron and EU Council President Charles Michel proposed a meeting with EU leaders attending the G20 summit.