Ten dead in fire at Ukrainian slot machine arcade

May 7th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Kiev, May 7 (RIA Novosti) Ten people were killed and ten injured in a blaze caused by an explosion at a slot machine arcade in east Ukraine early Thursday, an official said.
The blast shook the Metro Jack Pot arcade in Dnepropetrosvk at 00.45 a.m. local time (09:45 p.m. Wednesday GMT), killing nine instantly while one person died later in hospital.

Ten others have been hospitalised.

Ukrainian TV said that people were unable to flee the building after the arcade became engulfed in thick smoke.

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