The police called the possible causes of a fire in a hotel in Odessa
The fire at the Tokyo Star hotel in Odessa could have occurred as a result of arson in order to conceal a possible murder, due to violation of fire safety rules or due to careless handling of fire, said the Odessa Region National Police.
“The first version is a possible fact of the murder, after which there was an arson in order to conceal the crime. The second version is a violation of fire safety rules. The third version is the careless use of fire by those visitors who were in this hotel, ”quoted 112 Ukrainian head of the regional police headquarters Oleg Bekh.
According to him, four dead were found in the hotel corridor, three in the rooms, another woman’s body was found at the entrance to the hotel.
According to preliminary data, all died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on his Facebook page said that in connection with the state of emergency in Tokyo Star, it is necessary to begin large-scale checks of hotels and resorts in the country.
“I instruct to immediately begin large-scale inspections of places of recreation for people, especially hotels and resorts,” he wrote.
Earlier, Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky took control of a fire investigation at the Tokyo Star Hotel.
The incident occurred on the night of August 16-17, eight people were killed, ten more were injured.