The collapse of the roof when removing the sports-concert complex “Petersburg”, Photo: Alexander Halperin / RIA Novosti
Under the rubble of the sports-concert complex “Petersburg” can be people. This was reported in EMERCOM in St. Petersburg, reports TASS.
The Ministry confirmed that the collapse of the roof of the sports complex was unplanned. According to the Agency source familiar with the situation, there are victims, their number is specified.
About the collapse of the roof of the sports complex when disassembling it became known earlier, on January 31. In the Internet appeared the video of the dismantling process. The destruction of the complex began after one of the workers cut off part of the metal frame of the gas instrument. When the roof began to break up into sections and fall down, the worker ran toward the bassinet, where he was waiting for a partner. To disassemble, the man managed to get to her or not, because of the quality of video is not possible.
Sports-concert complex “Petersburg” was opened in may 1980. In 2017, it became known that in 2023 in St. Petersburg can pass the world championship on hockey. This required a modernization of the complex in a modern sports standards. It is assumed that after the changes, this will be the biggest hockey arena in the world, its capacity will amount to 21.5 thousand people during hockey games, 23 thousand — during concerts.
Video, photo All from Russia.