Odesa College fire: government commission called causes of fire

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to main version, fire occurred due to ignition of electrical equipment
11:23, 21 December 2019

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

According to main version, the fire in the Odesa College of Economics, Law and the hotel and restaurant business occurred due to the ignition of electrical equipment. Prime Minister of Ukraine announced this in Telegram.

"The government commission identified the causes of the fire at the Odesa College. According to the main version, this happened due to the ignition of household electrical equipment on the third floor of the college," - the prime minister wrote.

It is noted that after the fire, the fire spread, and people could not be evacuated, because one of the exits was closed.

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According to Honcharuk, the main reasons are the negligent attitude of the college management and staff towards fire safety.

"The immediate causes and perpetrators of the tragedy will be determined by the court. The perpetrators will be held accountable. We will do everything to prevent such terrible cases in the future," - he added.

The tragedy at Odesa College claimed 16 lives.

As we reported, Ukraine's State Emergency Service announces the completion of work to eliminate the consequences of the fire in the building of Odesa College of Economics, Law and the hotel and restaurant business.

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