As explained in the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Leningrad Region, a message about the fire of a private house was received at 01:01 on January 14, 2023. The fire on an area of 130 square meters was eliminated completely only in the morning.
The investigative-operational group, made up of investigators and police officers, who arrived at the scene, found the bodies of two small children, ages 9 and 11.
According to preliminary data, the fire occurred as a result of an emergency operation of the electrical wiring.
“A criminal case has been initiated for an offense under the article on causing the negligent death of two or more people,” the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the region reported.
To provide practical assistance, an investigator-criminalist from the investigative department was involved in the case.
Currently, all the circumstances of the incident are being clarified, the necessary examinations have been appointed.