Director and Chief Engineer of burned-out Moscow printing house were declared wanted

Director and Chief Engineer of burned-out Moscow printing house were declared wanted
Fire extinguishing at the printing house in Moscow

Investigating authorities have declared wanted the director and the chief engineer of the burned down Moscow printing house with 16 people killed in the fire.

Both of them are accused of violating fire safety requirements.

The investigative bodies of the ICR General Administration for Moscow continue to investigate the criminal case related to the fire with fatalities in the printing house storage building, which took place on August 27.

Investigators have charged in absentia the Director General of Pechatniy Ekspress printing house Sergey Moskvin, as well as Anton Yatskov, the Chief Engineer of the organization. The latter has been responsible for compliance with fire safety requirements. Both men are accused of committing crime under part 3 of Art. 219 of the Russian Criminal Code (Failure to Satisfy Fire Safety Requirements).

It should be reminded that the fire occurred last Saturday, in the morning of August 27 in one of the warehouses on Altufyevskoe Shosse. The fire spread across the area of 4-floor building of the printing house, resulting in death of 16 people. Rescuers found their bodies during fire suppression. Another fire victim later died in a hospital. Only three Russian citizens were among the dead, while the rest were Kyrgyzstan natives. All the victims were young girls.

As the Investigative Committee of Russia added, that an investigation team has been specially created for the conduct of the criminal case investigation. It consists of fourteen investigators and seven forensic experts.

During the first two days after the tragedy, the specialists conducted a continuous work. They were able to carry out all necessary investigations and appoint more than 30 forensic examinations in a short time. Ten forensic experts from the Bureau of Forensic Medicine of Moscow Health Department are responsible for these examinations.

In addition, due to the rapid obtainment of the necessary permits, in the evening on Sunday the representatives of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the Russian Federation were able to commence the organization of body transportation to the homeland for subsequent burial. The relatives of those killed in the fire have been declared victims.

As for the printing house director and the chief engineer, they both are on the federal wanted list; law enforcement authorities are working to determine their location. The criminal investigation continues.

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