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The court proposed to return for investigation the death of firefighters in Moscow

2019-12-04T12:13:53.512Z

The presiding judge proposed to return for further investigation the criminal case of the death of eight employees of the EMERCOM of Russia during a fire in a warehouse in Moscow in 2016, TASS reports.



“The charge was compiled in violation of the requirements of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Russia, there are reasons to return the case for further investigation,” she said during a meeting of the Preobrazhensky District Court.

According to the investigation, the defendants - the head of the fire and rescue forces department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies in Moscow and the senior assistant to the shift supervisor of the Moscow firefighting service - showed negligence in the performance of their duties, which led to the death of their subordinates as a result of the collapse of a fire building.

Representatives of the defense, in turn, argue that the roof of the warehouse collapsed as a result of the explosion. In this case, the investigation did not conduct an explosion technical examination.

In January, the court dismissed the head of the fire and rescue forces department in Moscow in connection with a charge of negligence.

September 22, 2016 in the north-east of Moscow, a warehouse on an area of ​​100 square meters caught fire. m. Arriving at the scene, firefighters managed to save more than 100 workers, as well as prevented the explosion of 30 gas cylinders and the leak of about 70 kg of ammonia.

In the course of work to eliminate the fire, the roof of the warehouse collapsed, resulting in the death of eight employees of the Ministry of Emergencies. Subsequently, they were posthumously presented to the orders of Courage.

Source: russiart

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