There was no fire alarm system at the burned-out Odesa college for economics, law and hotel and catering business, as Dumskaya media outlet reported citing Head of State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechotkin.
“After the meeting, it turned out that there was no fire alarm system in the college,” Chechotkin reported.
Besides, there are a lot of questions to the officials concerning the equipment of the rescuers and means they use during the rescue operation.
According to Chechotkin, the careful analysis of the experience of the European countries showed that the efficiency of the inflatable rescue trampolines as the means for the rescue is not high. However, Chechotkin admitted that there are five such trampolines in other regions.
At the same time, Chechotkin assured that the rescuers were provided with minimal needed equipment for the efficient implementation of the tasks.
On December 4, the college for economics, law and hotel and catering business was on fire in Odesa.
According to Dumskaya, some students jumped on the parked cars from the fifth floor.
Due the fact of a fire in the Odesa college for economics, law, and hotel and catering business, the police opened a criminal case.
As of December 9, the number of victims in the fire in Odesa college has increased; already twelve people lost their lives in the accident.