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New houses to be built for fire victims in Far Eastern village

April 21, 2012, 10:46 UTC+3

New houses will be built for fire victims in the village of Tygda, Amur Region

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KHABAROVSK, April 21 (Itar-Tass) — New houses will be built for fire victims in the village of Tygda, Amur Region. All victims will receive material aid, said Governor of the Amur Region Oleg Kozhemyako at a meeting with Tygda residents.

“Construction is to be launched in May to complete it in four months, that is by the autumn. We shall decide with villagers where to build houses – at the previous or at another place. We shall build housing in line with social norms – 18 square metres per man.

“It’s necessary now to specify lists of those who suffered from the fire,” Kozhemyako said. He noted that special commissions, consisting of specialists from the regional ministries of social maintenance, finance and construction, start working in Tygda.

According to information of the regional government press service, preliminary figures of material aid were aired at the meeting. Families who fully lost their property, will receive 100,000 roubles each. Families whose property was damaged partially, may receive up to 50,000 roubles.

Besides, it is planned to pay every victim 10,000 roubles each. Payments will start on Monday.

As a result of the fire that took place on April 20, 120 people, including 28 children, have become homeless.

The head of the region requested all residents of the region who feel compassion for their fire-stricken compatriots to help them to live through this calamity. The regional government decided to transfer one-day pay to the aid fund of fire-stricken villagers. The similar decision was made by deputies of the regional legislative assembly.

Three field kitchens and two tents were set up in the village on Saturday to supply Tygda residents with hot meals.

The fire destroyed 47 dwelling houses and two dozens of other buildings. One man died, and another one was hospitalized in a serious state. Four people turned for medical aid. More than 180 people were evacuated from the calamity zone. They live at temporary accommodation centres and at their relatives.

Amur policemen guard property of people from possible looters and ensure law and order in the village. The calamity area is fenced off.

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