Monday, July 11, 2011

16 dead and 11 injured in a fire at a nursing home in Ukraine

At least 16 people have died and eleven others injured in a fire in a nursing home in the town of Beloye, in northwestern Ukraine, as the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry. According to the official, the fire broke out after midnight and devastated 800 square meters of floor of the building only. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire at 0530 local time.

Eleven people, including three in serious condition, were admitted to hospital Dubrovitski, the regional head. Two of the three seriously injured were members of the nursing staff. Initial investigations suggest the fire may have been caused by negligence or carelessness of people who were in the institution.

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