June 14, 2024



Eight people jailed in Russia over deadly 2018 Kemerovo leisure centre fire


By Euronews

A Russian court has jailed eight people for negligence over the deadly 2018 fire at a leisure centre in Kemerovo.

Lengthy prison sentences were handed out to the manager of the building, as well as fire safety officers.

The blaze killed at least sixty people in the Siberian city’s Winter Cherry shopping centre complex.


An investigation concluded that the company that owned the mall had violated fire safety regulations.

Yulia Bogdanova, the former CEO of the firm, received a 14-year jail sentence by the Zavodskoi district court on Friday.

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