At least 8 people dead in a fire at Ukrainian jewerly factory

January 09, 2014 - 10:10:58 am

MOSCOW: At least eight people were dead and seveb others injured when a fire broke out at a plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov, Russian RIA Novosti reported Thursday .

The fire, allegedly caused by unspecified safety rules violations, caught the five-story industrial building on the territory of the Khartron plant leased by a Kharkov jewelry factory, the emergencies situation officials said.

Some 200 people were working inside the building when the fire broke out.

Six of the injured were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ukrainian prosecutors launched a criminal probe in connection with the incident. (QNA)