Suspects interrogated as part of investigation into death of people at a dam breach in Krasnoyarsk

The Krasnoyarsk and  Khakassia Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continue the investigation of a probe under Part 3 of Article 216 of the Criminal Code of Russia (violation of safety rules during work that has entailed by negligence the death of two or more persons).

Interrogation of the director of the gold mining company "Sisim", of the head and the mine overseer of the mining site of this organization and witnesses and examination of documents requested from control bodies revealed violations in organization of work of the gold mining artel. It was established that the dams were constructed in order to withdraw groundwater from the gold mining site without any construction permits. At first the water broke through the highest dam and then its moving force destroyed four other hydro-technical constructions one by one.

Moreover, it was established that the mining overseer responsible for organization and carrying out of works on the site doesn't have any special education.

The Head of the mining site reported that he was aware of dangers of building the working settlement in a flooded area.

In the near future investigation will motion the court to put all the detainees in custody.