Ukraine: Fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev
May 29, Keiv: At least 17 people have died in a fire at a building housing elderly people in a village near Ukraine's capital Kiev.
According to the reports, the fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in a two-storey building housing some 35 people.
Ukraine's emergencies ministry said, "Emergency services units saved 18 people, five of whom have been hospitalised with burns of varying degrees of severity."
The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, local media reported.
Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman described the fire as a "terrible tragedy that has caused irreparable loss" and said the government offered "sincere condolences" to the victims' families, Ukrainian media reported.
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