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Nine people killed in a fire at a nursing home in Bulgaria

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  • Some 60 residents have been evacuated, although some have been affected by inhaling the fumes, two of them in critical condition.

at least Nine people died in a fire at a nursing home on Monday In the city of Royak, located in the Varna region of eastern Bulgaria.

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The fire started around 6:00 pm (local time) and six fire tenders have reached the spot, which have managed to douse the blaze on the roof of the building. Total About 60 elderly residents have been evacuated Some of whom have been shifted to hospitals for inhaling the fumes and two are in critical condition, Bulgarian news agency BTA reports. For their part, residents who have not been injured in the incident will be accommodated in a hotel in a nearby city.

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for the moment reasons are unknown Fire incident and pre-trial proceedings have been initiated. The investigation will be supervised by Varna District Attorney Kasimir Konov. “Operations are being carried out to establish the identity of the victims. Witnesses are being identified (…) The technical conditions of the building are also being documented,” Konov elaborated.

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