️On Wednesday, the regional central office of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that two people received burns in the trading pavilion on Akademicheskaya street of the regional center. Not only firefighters, but also forensics rushed to the scene.
Today it was learned that the cause of the fire was arson. A 41-year-old man tried to kill his ex-wife (a pavilion seller) in a generally dangerous way. An Irkutsk citizen spilled a flammable liquid in a retail store, spilled it on a woman and set her on fire.
A 37-year-old woman from Irkutsk who received burns to at least 70 percent of her body is in intensive care. The suspected arsonist was also injured, with a quarter of his skin burned.
Employees of the Investigative Committee are investigating the motive of the crime, said the regional department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.