Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed local authorities to probe into the causes behind a fire in Odesa's Economics, Law and Hospitality College.
"I instruct the Odesa governor and all local authorities to do everything possible to help the victims and their families and to find out as soon as possible all the circumstances that led to this tragedy," he wrote on Telegram on December 5.
The president also expressed his condolences to the family of sixteen-year-old student Kseniya Babenko, who died in the incident.
Zelensky says measures are needed to prevent such tragedies in future.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a fire broke out in the education block of Odesa's Economics, Law and Hospitality College on December 4. One person died in the incident, 29 were hospitalized, and 14 are missing.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 2 of Article 270 (violation of fire safety rules) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.