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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 eight people.

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Another two bodies were found under the rubble, according to the main department of Odesa region's National Police.

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Their identities are being established.

In addition, a rescuer died in the hospital.

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.