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Nine people were killed in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa on Saturday, leading authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels.
The fire broke out at 1.34 am (2234 GMT) in the southern city’s Tokyo Star hotel.
Emergency services initially said eight people had died and ten were injured, later saying the number of deaths rose to nine.
Some 65 firefighters backed by 13 emergency vehicles put out the blaze three hours later.
In a statement on his Facebook page, President Volodymyr Zelensky said four of those injured were …read more
Source: Channels Television