At least eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

At least eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

At least eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine's port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said. The fire broke out at 1.34 am (2234 GMT) in the southern city's Tokyo Star hotel. Some 65 firefighter...
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