Death toll in Ukraine hospital blast rises to 16

The death toll from an explosion in a Ukrainian hospital has risen to 16 on Monday.

Death toll in Ukraine hospital blast rises to 16

The death toll from an explosion in a Ukrainian hospital has risen to 16, more than double the number reported on Monday when the blast happened, Interfax news agency said on Wednesday.

Oxygen tanks in the hospital in the eastern city of Luhansk exploded, destroying a cardiac ward. Earlier reports said seven people had been killed.

"The emergency rescue work has ended. As a result four people were rescued from under the rubble and the bodies of 16 people were found," Emergencies Ministry spokesman Igor Krol was quoted as saying.


Reuters

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