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With respect to the Acting President. head of the State Forest Service of the Trans-Baikal Region initiated criminal proceedings
"The materials of the prosecutor's check were sent on Tuesday to the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Trans-Baikal Territory to resolve the issue of initiating a criminal case of negligence against the acting head of the State Forest Service of the Trans-Baikal Territory, as well as some officials of the regional government responsible for extinguishing forest and landscape fires , prevention and elimination of emergencies, "the press service of the regional prosecutor's office said.
As the prosecutor's office notes, violations of the legislation were revealed during the audit, which were expressed in the long-term failure of the state authorities of the region to create the necessary reserve of fire fighting forces and equipment, as well as to protect populated areas from fires and emergency situations.
The emergency regime is in effect throughout the Trans-Baikal Territory. According to preliminary data, more than 21 thousand people were affected by the disaster, the fire destroyed 203 residential houses in 18 settlements of 12 districts of the province. Also affected 284 holiday homes.