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17 killed in fire at elderly people's care home in Ukraine

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Kiev , 29 May 2016

At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in a fire at an elderly people's care home in Ukraine's central Kiev region, authorities said.The State Service for Emergencies said the blaze broke out around 3.40 a.m. (local time) in a private elderly care facility which housed 35 people at that time, Xinhua news agency reported.A total of 150 rescuers and firefighters who were dispatched to the scene managed to rescue 18 people.At least five seniors were sent to a hospital with burns, with two of them in critical conditions.The Ukrainian government has set up a special commission to investigate the accident.

 

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