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The defendants in the case of a fire in a children’s camp near Khabarovsk were sentenced

court in Khabarovsk Territory sentenced three defendants in a criminal case on the death of four children in the Kholdomi camp in the summer of 2019, reports RIA News with reference to the senior assistant prosecutor in the region Anna Isaeva.

Court sentences those responsible for deadly fire at children's camp

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“Nine years with the deprivation of the right to hold positions related to the education of minors, for a period of three years – to the owner of the camp, eight years with the deprivation of the right to hold positions related to the education of minors, for a period of three years – to the director of the camp and four years with the deprivation of the right to hold positions in state authorities for a period of three years – to the head of the department for supervisory activities and prevention of work in the Solnechny district, ”the agency’s interlocutor said.

They will serve their sentence in a general regime penal colony.

The prosecution asked the head of the camp for eight years Maxim Kuznetsov and the director of the company “Extreme Service” Vitaly Burlakov. They were accused of performing work or providing services that did not meet safety requirements. The prosecution also insisted on five years in prison against the head of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Eduard Novgorodtseva, who is accused of negligence.

As established in court, on the night of July 23, 2019, a fan heater left unattended caught fire in one of the tents of the camp. Four children died in the fire. Another six minors received various injuries. The cause of the incident is said to be a violation of fire safety regulations. Also in the camp there was no instruction on the actions of personnel to evacuate people in case of fire, and the personnel did not have personal protective equipment.

In total, there were 189 children aged 7 to 15 in Holdomi.

Former head of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal stated that the tent city functioned without permission, the authorities were not aware of its existence.

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