The Investigative Committee accused the City Administration of negligence after the flood and destruction in Rostov-on-Don
After the flood in Rostov-on-Don The Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case against officials.
According to the press service of the IC, the criminal case instituted on the fact of negligence (p. 2, art. 293 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to the seventh Investigation Department of the Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, last Thursday, on the evening of June 30th, large part of the city suffered because of heavy rains with hail and strong gusts of wind. Among the destroyed infrastructure were houses and buildings: offices, homes, shops, cafes, underground passages, as well as the building of the main bus station. In addition, force of nature made fallen trees in large numbers be all over the town. Many vehicles were seriously damaged. Moreover, fallen trees on the roadway led to flooding of roads and highways, traffic jams, disruption of the public and rail transport. Also as a result of severe weather, many power lines broke down.
According to the Investigative Committee, due to adverse weather conditions and emergency in Rostov-on-Don, caused by prolonged rainfall, eight people were injured variously. Unfortunately, there were casualties among children: a 14-year-old girl drowned during bad weather: she was sucked by water flows under a parked car and couldn’t get out from there. Another teenager received a severe electric shock.
Storm drain of the city also did not manage to deal with flows of rainwater that struck Rostov-on-Don. This led to 42 car accidents that resulted in damaging different vehicles belonging to both individuals and legal entities. Besides that, due to the natural disaster a minimum of 10 waterlogging, 6 road collapses and 1 landslide happened.
As "Crime Russia" previously reported, from 8 pm on Thursday till 3 pm on Friday the rescue service received 558 calls and 133 claims, 58 of which were related to the flooding of houses, 12 – to accidents at power lines, 8 – to road accidents, 2 - to soil movements and 1 - to the collapse of the walls of a poor-conditioned home.
The city's population expressed harsh criticism of local officials and their extreme dissatisfaction with work of city authorities, the mayor Sergey Gorban, in particular.
The press service of the Investigative Committee added that all the damage occurred on the territory of Rostov-on-Don, as well as human casualties - are the results of the City Hall’s work. According to the investigating authorities, this damage is a consequence of the fact that local officials do not properly perform their duties.
Now the investigation conduct the necessary checks, aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident, as well as setting the number of persons who may be responsible for this.