21:30 GMT03 March 2021
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    KIEV (Sputnik) - Rescuers are extinguishing fire in a building that has been converted into a nursing home in Kharkiv, as a result of the fire 15 people were killed and another five were injured, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service said on Thursday.

    "On January 21, in Kharkiv, a fire broke out on the second floor in a two-story residential building converted into a nursing home. As of 16.05 [14:05 GMT], the bodies of 15 people were found at the site of the fire, five people were injured. The area of ​​the fire is 100 square meters," the statement says.

    Fifteen Killed, 5 Injured in Fire in Nursing Home in Ukraine's Kharkiv
    Fifteen Killed, 5 Injured in Fire in Nursing Home in Ukraine's Kharkiv

    It is noted that 28 rescuers and seven vehicles were involved in extinguishing the fire. The incident is classified as a national emergency.

     

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