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Jul 10, 2011

Burned Nursing Home, 16 People Reported Killed

KIEV - The incidence of fires occurred in Ukraine today. The fire reportedly burned the houses which accommodate a senior citizen residents and causing 16 people dead.

One-story building was reportedly burned when burning in the morning local time. The composition of brick and wood in buildings, making faster fire spread and cause the occupants trapped.

The incident happened in the village of Bile, Dubrovitskogo area approximately 300 kilometers from Kiev, resulting in 16 dead and 11 others suffered burns. The death toll was expected of the elderly are trapped when the fire erupted.

The survivors, known to have carbon monoxide gas poisoning. Three of the wounded, were reported in critical condition. So reported the Associated Press on Sunday (10/07/2011).

Ukraine's Emergency Ministry said the party, firefighters fighting the fire for five hours before finally managed to extinguish it. When the incident took place known to the nursing home is inhabited by 25 people and two staff.

Until now the cause of the fire was not yet known, investigators continue to conduct an investigation into the cause of burning nursing home.