Investigative Committee initiated proceedings over blaze in Moscow Persey mall while it was still on fire
According to preliminary data, one person was killed, two got injuries.
Investigation Committee of Russia initiated a criminal case on the fact of fire in the Persey shopping center in the east of Moscow. As reported by Kommersant, the case is investigated under articles Causing Death by Negligence (Article 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Negligence (Article 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the official telegram channel of the Investigative Committee, three citizens got injuries, one of whom died. The investigation is ongoing on the spot - witnesses and eyewitnesses are interrogated, the exact number of people that were in the shopping center, and the fire area will be established soon. It is also clarified that the investigators will start examining the scene immediately after the fire extinguishing.
According to Mash, there are four injured - three firefighters and one woman. As TASS reports, the deceased turned out to be an employee of the shopping center - she died in the ambulance car.
The Emergencies Ministry states that the fire call from the shopping center, located at 28/19 Malaya Semenovskaya Street was received at 12:34am. However, RIA Novosti reported on the fire at 11am.
At the moment, rescuers have extinguished the open combustion, they are checking the smoke on the fourth floor, where a fire blazed. According to one version, the boxes rooms blazed in the back, or, probably, the fire occurred in the cargo elevator shaft.
The fire got the second degree of complexity of five; its area was 80 square meters.
Persey shopping center was opened in 2009. It is a four-story building with a total area of 10 thousand square meters. There are shops with children's clothes and shoes, carriages, car seats, children's furniture and cots, baby food, books, toys. The top floor locates children's club Afina.