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Australian citizen among nine killed in Odesa hotel fire




(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Six people killed in a fire at the Tokyo Star Hotel in Odesa have been identified: among them is an Australian citizen.

Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov stated this at an emergency meeting on Monday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"As of August 19, the six people killed in a fire at the Tokyo Star Hotel were identified. Among them were five Ukrainians, in particular, two residents of Odesa region, two residents of Kyiv and a resident of Dnipro. In addition, a citizen of the Commonwealth of Australia died in a night fire," he said.

The work of law enforcement agencies to identify the other three victims of the fire is underway.

In total, the fire claimed nine lives, including a child.

As reported, nine people were killed and 10 others injured in a fire at a budget hotel in the Ukrainian city of Odesa on the night of Saturday, August 17.

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Australian citizen among nine killed in Odesa hotel fire

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