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 Schoolgirl Kateryna Noi saved eight younger children from fire in Viktoria camp in Odesa, - city council member Ivanytskyi. PHOTO

Kateryna Noi, a member of local dance group, is being treated in the Odesa regional children's hospital. The girl saved eight younger children during the major fire in Odesa's Viktoria camp on Sept. 15.

This was announced by Odesa City Council member Oleksandr Ivanytskyi on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Katia Noi saved eight kids aged eight to 10 from the burning building. She herself has suffered burns of her legs and airways. When she was brought to the hospital, she fell unconscious. She is being treated in the emergency room of children's hospital on Slobodka, and is getting better," Ivanytskyi wrote.

Schoolgirl Kateryna Noi saved eight younger children from fire in Viktoria camp in Odesa, - city council member Ivanytskyi 01
(Photo courtesy of Alexandr Ivanitsky)

Earlier, three girls aged 8, 9, and 12 were reported dead in the fire that destroyed a building in Viktoria children's camp in Odesa. The bodies of two girls were found at the fire site, the third girl was announced missing. Some remains were later located at the fire site that might belong to the third girl, 12-year-old Snizhana.

The fire at Viktoria camp in Odesa erupted at 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 15. 150 children were staying in the camp, 42 of them in the building that caught fire. Major violations in fire alarm and extinguishing systems were revealed in the facility, despite significant investments in its refurbishing in 2016. The investigation into the tragedy that led to death of three children has been initiated, involving officials and firms. The director and the fire safety manager of the camp were indicted and detained.
 
 
 
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