The investigative Committee reported about the detention of the first suspect in the case of the avalanche on polar Kirovsk: this is the chief of the division of avalanche safety JSC “Apatit”, the main city in this venture. On Saturday rescuers found the bodies of two men in the place of an avalanche is, thus, the number of victims has reached three. Residents claimedthat the erosion was not warned in advance.

In a statement on the website of the SU TFR in the region said: “as part of the investigation is arrested as a suspect
head of the division avalanche safety management in industrial
security and labor protection of JSC “Apatit”. He is suspected of “a violation of safety rules during mining, construction or other works, entailed on imprudence death of the person” (article 216 of the criminal code).

Last Thursday, in the Khibiny avalanche, which hit a residential house on the outskirts of Kirovsk. In some homes the snow has crushed the box and broke the frame. Later it became clear: descended mass of snow was eroded by the specialists of local center for avalanche safety. Killed a worker at the centre, which was not to let city residents in a dangerous area in the site of the avalanche. Later found the bodies of two more people, according to media reports, could be engaged in illegal collection of scrap metal.

Kirovsk is located on the Kola Peninsula in 205 kilometers South of Murmansk. The population is about 30 thousand people. The city is located North of the Arctic circle, on the southern edge of the massif, Khibiny mountains, in the valley near the shores of lake Large woodyavr and White river. According to EMERCOM of Russia in the Murmansk region, Khibiny mountains during the period from 18 to 19 February was a high degree of avalanche danger. Then a day in the mountains came down 14 avalanches.

Kirov experienced a natural disaster, as the locals say, could repeat the tragedy of 1935. Then on December 5 from mount Yukspor off a mighty avalanche, which covered and destroyed some houses. As a result of the tragedy killed 89 people, another 40 were injured. Subsequently, on the basis of trust “Apatit” was created the first anti-avalanche service.

Responsible for avalanche safety chief detained in connection with a fatal avalanche swept Kirovsk 20.02.2016

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