KIEV (Sputnik) – The death toll from a fire at a resort for senior citizens in Ukraine’s Kiev Region reached 17 people, State Emergency Service of Ukraine chief Mykola Chechyotkin said Sunday.
"Seventeen people have died, 16 of the dead have already been found," Chechyotkin told reporters.
The previous toll at the temporary housing for seniors in Litochky village stood at seven dead, with the fate of 10 people unknown.
The emergency service said earlier the fire erupted at 12:48 GMT and was contained two hours later. Preliminary data indicated there were 35 people inside the temporary shelter, 18 of whom have been rescued.