The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko has expressed condolences to families of dead and victims in the tragedy which occurred at night in a gambling establishment in Dnipropetrovsk city. On Thursday the Head of Government visited the victims who are staying at the two hospitals of Dnipropetrovsk and personally attended the site of the tragedy.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko, “it is hard to comprehend and understand such senseless death, responsibility for which is laid upon owners of this establishment, where all possible safety measures were violated”. Cabinet's press service reports.

The Head of Government expressed assurance the local authorities will exert all efforts to ensure treatment and rehabilitation of the victims and also to bury the deceased.  

The Premier thanked to the local authorities, regional department of MIA, coercive structures and doctors for operative and coordinated rescue works and rendering necessary aid.

Yulia Tymoshenko stressed she would address General Prosecutor of Ukraine and the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a request to conduct all necessary investigations and find guilty of the tragedy.

Besides, the Head of Government plans to appeal with a letter to the Supreme Court of Ukraine with a request to integrate the practice of violations present among gambling establishments of the country. Yulia Tymoshenko emphasized: “All the authorities should unite and preserve intellectual and physical health of people exposed to a gambling business”.

In the result of explosion and fire that occurred on the night of 6-7 May in one of the gambling establishments of Dnipropetrovsk 9 persons were claimed dead, 11 injured.

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