YEKATERINBURG, October 18 (Itar-Tass) —— A criminal case was opened in the city over a hot water pipe rupture, in which five visitors of the Gold nightclub got burns. The criminal case was opened under an article of the Criminal Code for causing the heavy health damage through negligence.
“The heavy health damage to people was caused by the negligence of officials, who did not clean up a breakdown on the heating pipe timely,” the press service reported.
The hot water pipe ruptured in Tkachi Street in Yekaterinburg overnight to Sunday. The adjacent territory was flooded and people had to escape from the hot water on the car roofs. The fire engines evacuated 450 people. Five people were hospitalized with sweeping burns from the hot water.