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Ukraine: Fire kills at least 15 people in Kharkiv private nursing home 00:28

Ukraine: Fire kills at least 15 people in Kharkiv private nursing home

Ukraine, Kharkiv
January 21, 2021 at 17:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

A fire broke out in a private nursing home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Thursday.

At least 15 people were killed and 11 injured in the accident, according to Ukraine's Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova.

As the preliminary investigation suggests, the fire was allegedly caused by careless handling of electric heaters.

The Prosecutor-General's Office opened a criminal case into alleged violations of fire safety requirements.

Ukraine: Fire kills at least 15 people in Kharkiv private nursing home 00:28
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A fire broke out in a private nursing home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Thursday.

At least 15 people were killed and 11 injured in the accident, according to Ukraine's Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova.

As the preliminary investigation suggests, the fire was allegedly caused by careless handling of electric heaters.

The Prosecutor-General's Office opened a criminal case into alleged violations of fire safety requirements.