KRASNOYARSK, 20 Feb – RIA Novosti. Experts have identified a presumptive place where people may be under the rubble in the workshop of the Norilsk concentration plant, but there is a threat of a new collapse during rescue operations, a source in the regional emergency services told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that the collapse was reported at 0.44 Moscow time. According to the updated data, the area of the collapse was about 1 thousand “squares”. Two people escaped on their own, four people were rescued from the rubble, the search continues for two more. Later, one of those taken out from under the rubble died in an ambulance, five were hospitalized in serious condition. The prosecutor's office began an investigation on the violation of industrial safety rules. Investigative Committee of the region opened a criminal case on violation of safety rules, resulting in the death of two or more persons. According to the prosecutor's office, the collapse occurred during repair work to strengthen the structures. “Presumably, they established a place where people can be under the rubble, but due to the threat of collapse, experts are deciding how to safely remove them from the rubble.” said the interlocutor of the agency.
A total of 195 people were involved, 57 pieces of equipment, including 107 people from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 17 pieces of equipment.