Security guard who turned off alert system during fire in Kemerovo detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

He can be imprisoned for seven years
11:52, 27 March 2018


The security guard of the shopping mall in Kemerovo where the fire took place was detained today. Svetlana Petrenko, the representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia claimed this as RIA News reported.

It is reported that the detained turned off the alert system after the signal of the fire outbreak.

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Also, four people were detained beside the security guard as Petrenko specified.

‘The investigators already questioned a technical director of the company-owner, vendors of the place where, preliminary, the epicenter of the fire was and the worker and executive official of the organization that served the fire alarm’, she said.

Aleksey Sinitsyn, the criminal lawyer said that the detained security guard can be incriminated the violation of the fire safety requirements. This crime falls within the category of most serious and the article provides the penalty in the form of the imprisonment up to seven years.

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As it was reported earlier, the shopping mall caught fire in the Russian city of Kemerovo on March 25. According to the last data, 64 people died.

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported that there were no Ukrainians among the victims of the tragedy.

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