Breakthrough of the district heating in Perm: first insights and chronicle the incident

Emergency imposed in Perm after the breakthrough of the heat conductor. Without water and heat are now twenty houses and a school, a kindergarten and a local hospital. Utilities eliminate the accident, which killed five residents of one of private hotels, six were injured. The place of the accident now also, investigators are working.

At present we know of five dead and six injured. Among them, the staff of service of rescue who arrived at the emergency to eliminate the consequences. The tragedy happened in the mini-hotel “Caramel”, which is located in a residential building. According to preliminary data, the breakthrough came about four o’clock in the morning. The room was flooded in just a few minutes. As eyewitnesses tell, the whole house was shrouded in steam, streams of boiling water was bubbling right down the street.

the Chances of survival in people who were inside, there was virtually no — all the rooms in the hotel with no Windows and emergency exits. After pumping boiling water on the spot found five dead. It is already known that all were guests of the hotel. Evacuation of tenants of the building, in the basement where is located the hostel, is not required.

“All services arrived on time, came and ambulance crews, city rescue service, Ministry of emergency situations. They became engaged in pumping water survey of the premises,” — said the acting Minister of territorial security of the Perm edge Igor Goncharov.

the heating Pipe, which caused the accident, was operated since 1962. As the locals say, it broke constantly. As reported in LLC “Perm network company”, which now leads the restoration work, the heating line until December of last year was abandoned. The Department of property relations of administration of Perm, he was transferred to service only at the end of 2019. A former Director of the management company that supports the house, not so long ago bwas convicted of embezzlement.

“Are ownerless networks, there is no sealing of the input of the network, causing the coolant got into the basement”, commented technical Director, chief engineer OSP “Perm” Vyacheslav Ermakov.

Upon the death of people, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case.

“criminal case under part 3 of article 238 of the Russian Criminal code (rendering services not meeting requirements of safety of life and health of consumers, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons”, — reported the assistant administrator of SU of SK of the Russian Federation on the Perm edge Andrey Olin.

On-site forensics work, they have to establish the exact cause of the accident. Check waiting for a management company, which was preparing the house for the heating season, as well as the hostel administration. It is possible that the hotel worked with safety violations.