The fate of four people still unaccounted for after a fire in the building of the Odessa College of Economics, law and hotel and restaurant business, remains unknown, said the first Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Sergey Spring.

“As of now, the tragedy claimed the lives of 12 people. Location 4 people is still unknown, 5 people have so far failed to identify”, – the press service of the National police of Ukraine with reference to the Spring.

As reported at 10:12 on 4 December in the Odessa College of Economics, law and hotel and restaurant business on the third floor of a six storey educational building was on fire, the area of which reached 4 thousand sq. m. divisions of gschs rescued and evacuated 40 persons (12 persons brought by staircases 10 people were removed by the units of gas and smoke protective service, 18 people using stairs and lifts) of about 400, were in the building at the time of the fire.

At 14:18 on the same day the fire was localized, but the putting out individual fires and smoldering plots continued for a long time.

It was reported that the burned building can be saved, but there is a risk of collapse of the walls.

Upon a fire criminal proceedings under part 2 of article 270 (violation established by the legislation of fire safety requirements) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. December 5 and 6 were declared mourning days in Odessa, December 8, in Ukraine.