Zelensky keeps track of flat purchases for victims of residential building blast in Kyiv

19:59, 23 June 2020
Ukraine
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The apartment block was destroyed on June 21 / Photo from UNIAN

He constantly monitors updates on this subject, the presidential press service said on June 23.

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In addition, Zelensky and the government discussed support for victims who are currently suffering from floods and heavy rainfall in Ukraine's west, and set the task of sending humanitarian aid to the affected regions.

As UNIAN reported, several apartments in a ten-storied apartment block at 1/5 Solomii Krushelnytskoi Street in Kyiv's Darnytsky district were damaged by an explosion at about 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 21. The explosion destroyed interfloor structures between the fourth and eighth floors.

A leak of household gas is reportedly the cause behind the incident.

More than 100 people lived in the destroyed part of the building, they were evacuated.

The incident is being investigated under Part 2 of Article 270 (violation of fire safety requirements established by law) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Since the launch of the rescue operation, five bodies have been found under the debris: two women, born in 1943 and 1974, and three men born in 1991, 1967, 1976.

Ukraine's State Emergency Service said all residents of the destroyed apartment block had been identified.

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