On the progress of investigation of a probe into rendering of unsafe services in Moscow Region

On September 8, 2021 in the city of Noginsk, Moscow region, as a result of a domestic gas explosion, the ceilings of a multi-storey building from the 1st to the 3rd floor collapsed, entailing partial collapse of the building from the 5th to the 3rd floor. The bodies of two victims were found during debris removal, 17 people were injured, six people, two of them children, were hospitalized with injuries of varying degrees of severity, while the rest were treated at the scene. Clearance of the debris is ongoing, the number of victims will be specified. The Moscow Regional Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated criminal proceedings for the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more persons (Part 3 Article 238 of the Criminal Code).

At present investigators and criminalists continue to work at the scene of the accident, with the use of forensic equipment examination is carried out, the management and employees of the management company are questioned, as well as other organizations involved in the maintenance of the external gas pipeline, inter apartment and driveway communications, it is planned to appoint a number of examinations.

Investigative actions aimed at establishing the causes and circumstances of the incident continue.