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Fire in Kharkiv nursing home: 15 people died

18:28, 21 January 2021

 

A two-story building reequipped as a retirement home was caught on fire in Kharkiv. 15 people died and nine were rescued.

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.

The 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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