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Fire at Kryvyi Rih nursing home: 22 people evacuated

Source : 112 Ukraine

Arriving at the scene, the rescuers found that the fire broke out in the middle of the utility room, which is located on the first floor of a three-story building
13:29, 24 July 2021

kievvlast.com.ua

In Kryvyi Rih, a fire broke out in a nursing home at night. 22 elderly people were evacuated. This was reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

"On July 24, at 3:06, the 101 rescue service received a message about a fire in a private nursing home, which is located on Zheleznyakova Street in the Saksahanskiy District of Kryvyi Rih city," the message says.

Arriving at the scene, the rescuers found that the fire broke out in the middle of the utility room, which is located on the first floor of a three-story building.

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There were 25 people inside the house: 22 of them were elderly (residents of the boarding house) and 3 medical personnel.

On January 21, the two-story building in Kharkiv rebuilt into the house for elderly people caught on fire.

Department of Social Protection of the Population of Kharkiv Regional State Administration of Kharkiv Region said that there were no registered institutions for the elderly at the address where the fire broke out.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to urgently create a commission to find out the causes of the fire in a nursing home. At the same time, the Prosecutor General's Office reported preliminarily that the fire in the nursing home occurred due to careless handling of electric heaters.

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