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Death toll from Ukraine’s riots continues rising but figures vary

February 20, 2014, 21:18 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Death toll from the violent street riots going on in Kiev continued rising Thursday, although different sources provided different figures on the dead and wounded in clashes between radical extremists and riot police units.

A total of 64 people have died in Ukraine since Tuesday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Healthcare said in a statement Tuesday.

It also said that 562 people in Kiev had turned for assistance to emergency medics in the wake of the clashes and 356 of them had been admitted to hospital.

The Kiev Bureau of Forensic Studies said the bodies of 67 people had been delivered there for forensic examination.

Kiev City Administration said in a report as many as 551 people had called up emergency medicine services and 332 of them had been admitted to hospitals.

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