In fact the fire in the Odessa regional medical centre of mental health, in which killed 6 people the police opened criminal proceedings on two counts.

As reported on Tuesday the Department of communication of the police of Odessa region, in the Unified register of pretrial investigations included information for item 1 and item 5 of part 2 of article 115 (premeditated murder) and part 2 of article 270 (violation established by the legislation of fire safety requirements) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.

“According to the rescue act, the preliminary reason of ignition – fire entry from outside,” police said.

To investigate the circumstances of the fire created enhanced investigative team.

“In the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings in the administrative building of the hospital and in the offices of three officials of the said institutions, ongoing searches. Set fire-technical documentation, which will be removed for a thorough examination,” – said in the message.

Investigators also conducted a preliminary examination of the scene, interviewed witnesses, including the staff of the Department where the fire occurred and other hospital workers.

Now the scene guarded by police.

As reported, the evening of June 10th there was a fire in the 7th ward of Odessa regional medical center mental health. The fire killed 6 people (4 people died at the scene, 2 more died in hospitals). Another 6 patients were hospitalized, one in critical condition.

Among the victims were a nurse in the hospital. The preliminary cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning. The identity of the victims is established, their bodies are sent for examination.


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