In Yaroslavl Region, a probe launched into death of people in a fire

Last night a fire started in an apartment building in Rostov. As a result of the fire six persons died. Preliminary, five of them are children. One adult is missing, search for him is ongoing. Several juvenile victims have been hospitalized.  The Yaroslavl Regional Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe under Part 3 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code of Russia (infliction of death to two or more persons by negligence).

The most experienced investigators and forensic specialists are working at the scene. 

All activities required for collection and proving evidence are carried out, forensic and fire technical examinations will be arranged. Causes of fire are being established. The criminal investigation is ongoing.