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Remains of third dead girl found at camp site after fire
19:11, 16 September 2017
Remains of third dead girl found at camp site after fire

Police detained the director of the Victoria Children's Camp, on suspicion of violating fire safety rules

19:11, 16 September 2017

112 Agency

Ukrainian police confirmed the information about the death of a third child as a result of a fire in the children's camp Victoria. This was reported on police Facebook page by the adviser to the head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Odesa region, Ruslan Forostyak.

"We found the remains of the third victim of the tragedy, in the ash," he wrote.

In Odesa, police detained Petros Sarkisyan, director of the Victoria Children's Camp, on suspicion of violating fire safety rules. This was stated by the head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Odesa region, General Dmytro Golovin on his Facebook page.

"I report that, in accordance with article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the director of the Victoria Children's Camp has been detained as a direct official who is personally responsible for the activities of this institution." The court will decide the measure of restraint, "he wrote.

Earlier we reported that during the night a fire occurred in a municipal summer camp in Odesa.

The building caught fire at 11:30 pm. According to eyewitnesses, the fire alarm didn’t go off. The children woke up when they smelled smoke. Camp leaders managed to organize an evacuation quickly.

There were 150 children at the camp. Some of the kids inhaled a lot of smoke, while others are in shock.

The fire hydrant at the camp didn’t have any water, so the firefighters couldn’t start eliminating the fire for some 30-40 minutes.

Three children jumped out of the window of the burning building. Doctors say they have been hospitalized. One child was injured during the fall, two others inhaled a lot of smoke.

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