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Hotel fire kills eight in Ukraine

"We lost eight lives. Ten people were injured, four of them in critical condition," stated Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
17.08.2019 - 16:15

Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine’s emergencies service said.


The fire occurred shortly after midnight, the service said in its statement, which gave no cause for the incident and did not say how many people had been staying at the hotel.

It took firefighters about three hours to extinguish the fire, which had raged over an area of about 1,000 square meters, the service said.