Progress of investigation of floods in Krasnodar Territory

The investigating bodies of the Russia’s Investigative Committee continue the investigation of criminal case initiated over deaths of people caused by floods in Krasnodar Territory on the signs of a crime under part 3 of article 109 of the RF Criminal Code (infliction of death by negligence on two or more people).

At present the case is being actively investigated. Investigators have arranged hydrometeorological expertise in order to get objective and full information on the causes of mass deaths of people during floods. To carry out such an expertise investigators have obtained pictures of flooded areas made by Russian, USA and Italian satellites. To get the pictures in question the parties agreed during the negotiations to change the routes of foreign satellites. A number of pictures had been done using a specialized program filter which allowed revealing all area of flooding and places of water collections. In future these pictures will make it possible for the specialists to more accurately determine the mechanism of the disaster.

Investigators are doing their best to objectively evaluate the fact of possible improper warning of the population on the coming disaster and possible grave aftermath, and the degree of responsibility and guilt of certain officials. Investigation is to be continued.

16 July 2012 16:30

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