Eight people were killed in a fire that broke out on Jan. 8 in a five-story industrial building on the territory of the Khartron plant at 1 Akademika Proskury Street in Kharkiv, the press service of the State Service of Ukraine on Emergency Situations has said. The fire was presumably caused by safety violations, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul said, while noting that the exact cause is still under investigation.
The report of the fire came in at 11:29 a.m. on January 8, the press service said.
The five-storey building on the territory of the plant was leased by Kharkiv Jewelry Factory.
Eight people were killed in the fire. Twenty-two were rescued.
At 12:40 p.m., the fire was brought under control, and it is currently being put out.
The Jan. 8 fire in Kharkiv that killed eight people.
The fire damaged 250 square meters on the 4th and 5th floors of the building, the emergencies service said.
The cause of the fire and the damage are being established.