Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered law enforcement agencies to thoroughly understand the causes of the recent large fires that occurred in Rostov-on-don and Volgograd region. On Saturday, August 26, with reference to the press service of the Kremlin, reports TASS.
“Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov by phone reported to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the progress of liquidation of fires and their consequences in the Volgograd region and Rostov-on-don. The Minister did not rule out the possibility of arson,” — said the press service.
“The President instructed the Russian government to continue providing all necessary assistance to the victims of the fires, and law enforcement agencies is to thoroughly understand the causes of the incident”, — is told in the message.
Wednesday, August 23, on the territory of the Volgograd region due to fires introduced a state of emergency. To fight the fire attracted more than 6 thousand people and more than 2 thousand units of equipment, extinguishing involved aircraft of EMERCOM of Russia.
August 21 in the center of Rostov-on-don there was a fire in the dump behind the house in the Chuvash alley where the trash, planks and old tyres. The fire area reached 10 million square meters. The fire damaged about 120 buildings, including 100 residential buildings. Extinguishing attracted several helicopters and boats. From the fire evacuated to 650. Help the doctors took 36 victims have been hospitalized nine people. Later the information appeared that at analysis of blockages rescuers found the body of one victim. The main cause of the incident was considered arson.