Large-scale fires in Luhansk region: Number of victims increases

Source : 112 Ukraine

82 fires have already been extinguished
10:40, 1 October 2020

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Four people died and three others were hospitalized due to the fires in the Luhansk region. This was reported by the press service of the Luhansk military-civil administration.

"The situation is challenging - the fire has spread to almost 10 thousand hectares. 11 villages were in the fire circle, including in the immediate vicinity of Severodonetsk. Unfortunately, four people died, one of them - a forester, three more victims were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning," the statement said.

Related: Three people dead, three hospitalized amid fires in Luhansk region, - official

As of 07:00 am on October 1, 2020, 146 fires were registered in the Luhansk region, 82 of them were extinguished, 64 are being extinguished at this moment. The settlements of Novoaidarskyi district were the ones that suffered the most.

As we reported earlier, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venedyktova stated that criminal proceedings regarding the fires had been initiated under Part 1, 2 of Art. 270 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Violation of fire safety requirements established by law").

As of now, urgent investigative actions are underway.

Related: 85 fires were recorded in Luhansk region, 43 of them were not localized and not liquidated

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