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The number of victims of forest fires in the Luhansk region of Ukraine has risen to five

As a result of forest fires in the Luhansk region of Ukraine at least five people were killed and nine hospitalized, said Tuesday the state service for emergency situations.

Earlier, the interior Ministry reported four dead.

"Pre-five people died and nine were hospitalized in hospital", - reported on its website.

The fire in the two forest areas in the Novoaydarsky region of the Luhansk region emerged on Monday. Rescuers managed to localize the fire on the area of 85 hectares on Tuesday. However, due to wind gusts, there were several new forest fires were started evacuation of residents of the two villages.