The Prosecutor’s office of the Kemerovo region began investigating the complaints on the inaction of the firefighters and police during the fire at the Mall, «Winter cherry» in Kemerovo, killing at least 64 people, reports «Interfax».
Complaints, according to news Agency, came to the Prosecutor’s office from three people. According to these people, the inaction of the firefighters and police have led to a high number of victims.
Among those who filed the complaint, the spouses Igor Sabadash and Nadezhda Vostrikov, whose fire killed the daughter-in-law, daughter and three grandchildren. According to them, a complaint was filed by another family.
The RBC site provides data from the statement of Sabadash and Vostrikova.
«At 16:03 on March 25 Nadezhda Vostrikova got a call from her daughter. Alain said that «they are locked in the theater, they turned off the light and started the fire.» «My daughter asked to call fire and ambulance. I quit my job and ran into «Winter cherry». 16:05 I stood on the fourth floor. I blocked the path of the [shopping center]. I began to convince them that there is my daughter. They didn’t believe me. I put it on speaker [on the phone] and called his daughter. Then they heard her screaming voice: «Mom, why are we not saving,» writes Vostrikova. The last call from her daughter the woman arrived at 16:12 on the loudspeaker: «Mom, I’m dying, I love you.» These were the last words spoken to my daughter», — reads the statement of Vostrikova».
In his statement, according to RBC, the woman also alleges that on the floor were four firemen who said they couldn’t help because they have no «special means» and they are waiting for the brigade of rescuers.
According to Vostrikov, the other firemen appeared on the fourth floor of the shopping center only at 16:40.
According to official figures, victims of a fire in the Kemerovo steel 64 people. According to the published lists more than 40 of them were children. Another 76 people were injured and a poisoning with burning products, among hospitalized three children.
Reports of hundreds of dead refuted. According to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the rumors of such were spread by Ukrainian prankster Evgeny Volnov. However, social media and broadcast Russian TV channels there were many statements of people who talked about the hundreds of victims of the fire.
Most of the victims were trapped in one of the three cinema halls on the fourth floor of the Mall. The investigation has not yet been established, why and by whom was the locked door.
Upon a fire criminal case under article «Causing death by negligence» (article 109 of the criminal code), «Infringement of requirements of fire security, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons» (article 219 of the criminal code) and «Rendering services not meeting safety requirements» (article 238 of the criminal code).