Victim of Zimnyaya Vishnya mall fire told how mall's employees salvaged TVs instead of people

Victim of Zimnyaya Vishnya mall fire told how mall's employees salvaged TVs instead of people
Burnt mall

She also negatively reported on the work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations employees.

Victims of the fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya mall fire in Kemerovo began to testify in court. According to one of the women who managed to escape, employees of the shopping center were more concerned about the 'fate' of valuable things than for the lives of visitors .

"I pushed the activities organizer (of the playground), who ran down the stairs and pulled the TV," the victim said at the hearing.

She also negatively reported on the work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations employees, who, she said, "ran to and fro and did not know what to do."

Recall that the court in Kemerovo arrested head of the firefighters unit Sergey Genin, who is accused of negligence. According to the investigation, he received a fire signal from the mall's guard and sent a detachment of the gas-smoke rescue service without fire extinguishing equipment to the place of the tragedy, and when he himself arrived to the burning building, he ignored the information about the shortest way to the people blocked on the 4th floor.

The fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center occurred on March 25. The fire killed 60 people, including 41 children. 8 people, including the technical director of the shopping center, the former head of the Kemerovo State Construction Supervision Service, the director general of the mall’s owner Kemerovo Confectionery Plant OJSC, the manager of the shopping center, the head and the employee of the Systemny Integrator company, the security guard of the private security firm, who, according to the investigation, turned off the warning system after the fire blaze, as well as the fire brigade commander Sergey Genin engaged in extinguishing the fire, were detained within the criminal cases opened after the accident.

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