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The cause of the fire in the shopping centre, “Winter cherry” in Kemerovo, killing 64 people, could be arson. To such conclusion experts of fire laboratory of the MOE, reports “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
According to the preliminary results, the fire started in the nursery where there was a pool filled with foam cubes. The chronology of events is as follows: someone set fire to one of the cubes, and then the fire spread to rest, then, on a grid hanging from the ceiling, and a children’s climbing wall. Finishing climbing wall scattered pieces on fire and ignited the floor.
The version of arson previously expressed and the General Director of shopping center Hope Sedenak. Giving testimony in a criminal case, she said that the times “exposed from TC young people Gypsy appearance, which they played games, did the signs in the toilets.”
“Employee whom I interviewed, said he heard a pop in the children’s area and saw a pillar of fire. The attraction could not be turned on. I say: it was arson,” concluded Sedenak.
The investigative Committee as a priority version considering the short in the wiring. Criminal case is being investigated on three counts, including violating fire safety rules. According to the investigation, “Winter cherry” was not working emergency exits, and fire alarm.
In the framework of a criminal investigation arrested five people. In addition Sedenak, among them the number of the technical Director of TTS Georgy Sobolev, Igor Polozenko, developed a fire protection system, Alexander Nikitin, mount the system, and the security guard who shut down the warning system after a fire signal. On March 28 the court will consider petitions for their arrest, Sedenak already imprisoned for two months.
A fire in the Kemerovo shopping centre, “Winter cherry” has occurred on March 25. Killing 64 people and affected persons 76 persons. Rescuers found all the dead bodies, missing persons, according to the MOE, no.
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