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The number of defendants in a criminal case about a fire in TTS “the Winter cherry” has increased to 12. On Friday, September 14, RIA Novosti reported.
As told reporters in the Central district court of Kemerovo, a new defendant in the case was a former employee of the state construction Svetlana Sengera. She worked in the regional Inspectorate under the leadership of Tensile Komkova, which is being accused on charges of abuse of office.
According to investigators, Komkova not banned the exploitation of illegally constructed building of the shopping center that led to the deaths of visitors.
Sengera, in turn, was responsible for the inspection of the building converted into a shopping centre from the production site of confectionery factory. The consequence does not exclude that she could hide the found violations together with the boss.
The fire in the “Winter cherry” has occurred on March 25. The building did not have working fire alarms and emergency exits. The earthquake killed 60 people, most of them children. In fact the incident initiated several criminal cases, where defendants were 12 people. August 21 shopping center was completely demolished.
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