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Tuesday, 4th August, 2020
 
 
 
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Ukraine: 14 missing in college building fire
Dec 05, 2019
Source: CEOAFRICA NEWS: Reported By: Anuoluwapo Oloruntola
UKRAINE

Fourteen people remain missing from a fire that claimed a student’s life in Ukraine’s southern port city of Odessa, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday.

The fire broke out in a college building in central Odessa on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old female student and injuring 27 others.

The blaze had been contained by Thursday morning, but dozens of firefighters were still combing through the partly destroyed walls of the six-storey building.

Zelensky wrote in a Facebook post: “We all hope that of the 14-missing people, as many as possible will be found safe and sound. But I do not want to deceive anyone — there may be more victims.”

Seven firefighters were among the injured and five people were in a serious condition.

“We all are praying” for them, said Zelensky, 41. “We know that doctors are doing everything possible to save them. And impossible too.”

The authorities have opened a probe into the blaze.

The mayor of Odessa said the city would observe two days of mourning on Thursday and Friday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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