16 Ukrainians killed in fires for the first day of 2018

16 Ukrainians killed in fires for the first day of 2018

In Ukraine, 16 people died in the fires during the first day of 2018.

This has been reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

"It's sad to inform that we began the New Year 2018 with a rather abysmal record. A total of 16 citizens died in the fires in the housing sector on January 1," the report said.

At the same time, the number of household fires almost doubled – the State Emergency Service recorded 110 cases on that day.

According to the report, negligence of citizens and deliberate disregard for fire safety were among the main causes of the fires.


While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: