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Rescuers extinguish fire in a nursing home in Kharkiv, which killed 15 people

Source : 112 Ukraine

The bodies of 15 people were found at the site, nine people were rescued
17:45, 21 January 2021

Nursing home in Kharkiv caught on fire
Suspilne Kharkiv

Rescuers put out a fire in Kharkiv nursing home that killed 15 people. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Emergency Service.

“Kharkiv: a fire in a two-storey residential building has been extinguished,” the message reads.

The bodies of 15 people were found at the site. Nine people were rescued and were hospitalized.

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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