Yushchenko travels to Yevpatoriya

10:46, 25 December 2008
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To supervise rescue effort

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has made decision to break off his normal work day and to travel to Evpatoria to supervise the rescue effort, according to the President`s press-office.

 As UNIAN reported earlier, at least eleven people, including a child, have died after an explosion tore through an apartment building in southern Ukraine. Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Igor Krol says the Wednesday evening blast leveled part of the five-floor building in the city of Yevpatoriya, a Crimea peninsula resort. Krol said Thursday a gas leak was the suspected cause, and 35 apartments were destroyed. 20 people have been rescued, five of them have been hospitalized.

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