Eight killed in Ukraine hotel fire

Eight people were killed and ten were injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa early Saturday, emergency services said.

The fire erupted at 1.34 am in the southern city’s Tokyo Star hotel.

Some 65 firefighters backed by 13 emergency vehicles had put out the blaze by 4.32 am (0132 GMT).

Emergency services said in a statement that eight people died and ten were injured.

Odessa is a Black Sea port 475 kilometres (300 miles) south of Ukraine’s capital Kiev. The seaside town also attracts summer tourists.