The total number of the victims officially recognized as dead as a result of a fire that broke out in Odesa's Economics, Law and Hospitality College on December 4 has grown to five people.
The total number of the victims of the fire amounted to 31 people; 17 were in hospital as of December 7, Ukraine's State Emergency Service said.
At the same time, the National Police said 10 people were still missing.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a fire broke out in the education block of Odesa's Economics, Law and Hospitality College on the morning of December 4. The area of the fire covered 4,000 square meters.
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Part 2 of Article 270 (violation of fire safety rules) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.