Injured people in blast of in five-story building in Yevpatoria to be housed by New Year, Ukrainian president
Ukraine, Kiev, Dec. 25 / Trend corr Z. Novsvitskiy / By Dec.31, all injured people during blast in the five-storey building in Yevpatoria (The Crimea) will be housed, Victor Yuchshenko, President of Ukraine, said.
"We decided to resettle all injured people by New Year," the President said at the briefing in Yevpatoria, UNIAN reports.
The President, observing the scene with Yulia Timosheko, Ukrainian Premier, estimated the incident as a big tragedy and underlined that the government will not neglect those suffered from the tragedy.
"It is too important to be close to them and show that they are not forgotten. The whole nation, the whole government and we all are with them," Yuchshenko said.
According to the President, the first evidences show that the explosion occurred because of blast of oxygen cylinders which were placed at a cellar of the building. President said that the office of Public Prosecutor should thoroughly examine this event.
The explosion took place in Yevpatoria, Nekrasov street 67, five-storey building consisting of 95 apartments (built up in 1965) at about 10:00 pm on Dec.24, 2008.
So far, bodies of 19 people have been taken out from the collapse and 21 people were saved. Number of people remaining under collapse is expected to be 60.
About 550 people and 50 units of technical equipment are involved in search and rescue process.
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