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Almost half of Russians (42%) laid on the utilities blame for the explosion in a residential building in Magnitogorsk on December 31, another 35 percent of the population blamed the incident tenants. This is evidenced by data survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM).
Three quarters of respondents (74 percent) explain the occurred explosion of household gas. 44 percent of respondents believe that the tragedy happened because of neglect, residents with gas appliances. 11 percent are inclined to attack. Rarer respondents consider responsible local governments (9 percent).
61 percent of respondents confessed to fear that a similar situation might happen to them or their loved ones.
“Terrorism, actively promoted by mass media didn’t trust the Russians. People are too well aware of the level of deterioration of our public utilities and negligence, negligence of tenants, to seek some kind of extraordinary reason for the tragedy”, — commented the results of the study to the General Director of VTSIOM Valery Fedorov.
The survey was conducted on 10 January among 1, 6 thousand adult respondents.
31 December 2018 as a result of a gas explosion in a residential house collapsed staircase, killing 39 people. Responsibility for the incident was assumed by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), however, the Investigative Committee and the FSB has repeatedly denied the version of terrorist attack.
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