Police are considering one of the versions of causes of the fire in the hotel “Tokyo star” in Odessa, the ignition wiring in the switchboard, said the chief of the National police in the Odessa region Oleh Bech.

“We are working on a version of the (…) was discovered Board room – main center, went to where the fire. In this panelboard is a transaction that, according to the investigators, could break out and from there began a fire,” said beh at the meeting of the regional Commission on questions tekhnogenno-ecological safety and emergency situations on Saturday.

In addition, he recalled, check the version of careless handling of fire and arson in order to cover up the crime.

As reported, in Odessa in the night of Saturday, August 17, there was a fire in hotel “Old Tokyo” in str, 1 in which killed eight people, another 10 people were injured. According to the information SSES, among the victims there are people in serious condition. According to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, four of the victims – in critical condition.

Among the victims – two foreigners and a child.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman instructed to immediately begin large-scale inspections of places of recreation of citizens, especially hotels and resorts.

In the Unified register of pretrial investigations included information under part 2 of article 270 (violation established by the legislation of fire safety requirements) of the Criminal code of Ukraine.