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Ukraine fire kills 17 in care home near Kiev

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Baku, May 29, AZERTAC

Seventeen people have died in a fire at a building housing elderly people in a village near Ukraine's capital Kiev, according to BBC.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in a two-storey building housing some 35 people.

"Emergency services units saved 18 people, five of whom have been hospitalised with burns of varying degrees of severity," Ukraine's emergencies ministry said.

The authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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