Rescue teams continue to dismantle the rubble. The situation is complicated by low air temperature – now in the capital of Kuzbass -16 degrees. It has not yet been clarified whether there could still be people under the rubble.
The chairman of the Kuzbass government Ilya Seredyuk and the mayor of Kemerovo Dmitry Anisimov arrived at the scene of the tragedy.
Recall that the fire in a wooden building on Tavricheskaya Street occurred on the night of December 24. The fire area was 180 square meters. The preliminary cause of the emergency is considered to be a faulty heater or a stove that has not been turned off overnight. According to Interfax, citing emergency services, the burned-out building was used as a shelter for the homeless.
Kuzbass Governor Sergei Tsivilev promised to check all private nursing homes in the region within a week. The prosecution organized an investigation. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the article on causing death by negligence of two or more persons.