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MOSCOW, January 8 (Itar-Tass) —— A criminal case was opened in Bryansk over the death case of a child, which fell down in a ground cave-in and was dragged in the sewage collector.
“The woman with a child in the perambulator unexpectedly fell underground, as the walkway above the sewage collector caved in at about 13:00 Moscow time on Sunday at the crossroads of Aviatsionnaya and Bryansky Front Streets,” spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said. “The child dropped out of the perambulator when falling underground, and the sewage flow dragged down the child, the mother of the child was saved,” he said.
A 26-year-old wife of a police officer walking with their child in the perambulator fell down unexpectedly underground, as the walkway caved in, the police department in the Bryansk Region said in an official press release. The woman managed to catch on the edge of the crater that saved her life. The child with the perambulator was dragged down in the sewage collector. Being on duty on this day the husband of the woman descended underground by rope and recovered the wife successfully to the surface.
The branch of the Investigative Committee in the Bryansk Region opened a criminal case under Article 109 Part 2 of the Criminal Code for causing death through negligence of official duties by an official.
“The leadership of the Investigative Committee instructed an investigative branch in the Bryansk Region to conduct a detailed investigation in all details of the crime,” the spokesman said. “Meanwhile, the detectives should find the officials, who are in charge of the supervision over the public utilities in the city, and should give a tough legal assessment to their actions or negligence,” he said.
The investigation in the criminal case was put under control of the leadership of the Investigative Committee.