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Offbeat: Russia: A fire in a retirement home in Siberia is at least 22 dead

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Au moins 22 personnes ont trouvé la mort dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi dans l'incendie d'une résidence de personnes âgées à Kemerovo, en Sibérie, dans le centre-est de la Russie. © Russia Emergencies Ministry/TASS/SIPA

at least 22 people died in the night from Friday to Saturday in the fire of a Residence of the elderly in Kemerovo, Siberia, in the center-east of Russia.

horror scene in Siberia. A fire in a retirement home made this 22 victims and six injured this Saturday, December 24, including two in serious condition, according to the Russian police on the spot. In several videos published on social networks, you can see charred canvas and several fire trucks positioned near the small dilapidated establishment. The interior of the building went entirely in smoke. According to the TASS news agency, the fire spread overnight over 180 m2 in a two -story wooden building.

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An investigation open against the owner of the

premises After this violent fire, an investigation was opened for "negligence having led to the death of two or more". Police suspected a 31 -year -old man "to have rented a private house as a temporary residence to elderly people, the investigation committee said in another press release.

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The alleged origin of fire would be "a defective stove", said the investigators. "The day before the incident, the tenants informed (the owner) that the boiler was defective, but he did not take any approach to repair the equipment," they denounced. “The inspection of the premises continues, the objects necessary for the continuation of the investigation are seized. Witnesses are interviewed, ”reads their press release.

According to help, the establishment had been "identified at the end of 2021" by the authorities and was to be the subject of an unexpected control in 2023. "On December 7, the Inspector of the National Fire Supervisory Service arrived in the establishment for an inspection visit. The management of the refuge had refused him access to the premises, ”said the emergency services.

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