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The Prosecutor General's Office confirms the charges in the case of the fire in "Holdomi"
Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Dmitry Demeshin approved the indictments in the criminal case of the death of children in the Kholdomi tent camp in the Khabarovsk Territory. The director of the commercial organization, the director of the camp, as well as the head of the district department for supervision and preventive work of the regional GU EMERCOM will be responsible in court. The criminal case will be considered by the Solnechny District Court.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office, the head of the organization and the director of the camp were charged with providing services that did not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers, which inadvertently resulted in the death of two or more persons. An EMERCOM employee will be tried for negligence.
According to the investigation, representatives of a commercial firm in July 2019 housed 189 teenagers aged 10 to 16 in tents to organize summer vacations. Electric heaters were installed in the tents, which the children used at night. Fan heater malfunctions led to a fire and the death of four children, six received bodily injuries of varying severity.
As noted in the prosecutor's office, there were no instructions in the camp on the actions of personnel to evacuate people in case of fire, the personnel were not given personal protective equipment against toxic combustion products. At the same time, the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a few days before the tragedy, was on the territory of the camp and checked how firefighting instructions and training for the evacuation of children were carried out. However, despite the increased fire load and non-compliance with fire safety requirements, he did not take any measures.
After the fire, it turned out that the children's holiday in the tent camp was organized without necessary permissions. According to the Prosecutor General, the cause of the death of children was poor check camp before its opening. The commission of the Khabarovsk OFAS discovered violations of the law "On Protection of Competition" when purchasing tents for the camp.
In June of this year, the former director of the camp Maxim Kuznetsov sent under house arrest... Another defendant in the criminal case - the owner of the ski complex "Kholdomi" Vitaly Burlakov under house arrest released in March.