Head of Ministry of Emergency Situations for Moscow suspended due to death of eight firefighters
Colonel Shirlin was accused of negligence.
Moscow’s Basmanny Court temporarily suspended the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations for Moscow, internal service colonel Dmitry Shirlin, who was accused of negligence (part 3 of Article 293 CCRF) after the death of eight firefighters, RBC reported, referring to the court’s press service.
The court made the decision on December 21, 2018. The firefighters died in September 2016 when extinguishing a fire in a warehouse at the Amurskaya St. 1/9. About 100 employees were taken out of the building. The fire spread over an area of 4000 square meters. Several Emergencies Ministry employees climbed onto the roof to cool gas cylinders and prevent their explosion. The roof collapsed, burying eight people under the wreckage.