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MOSCOW, November 16. Chairman of the RF Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin ordered to immediately initiate a criminal case in connection with the collapse of the entrances of a five-story residential building in Astrakhan, according to the department’s Telegram channel .
“The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia ordered to immediately initiate a criminal case in connection with the incident in Astrakhan,” the message says.
In addition, investigators have been sent to Astrakhan -criminologists of the central office and employees of the Forensic Center of the RF IC, the department added.
Earlier, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that during the operational duty shift of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Astrakhan Region, information was received from an eyewitness about the appearance of cracks in the outer wall of a five-story residential building located at the address: Astrakhan, Kirovsky district, Vokzalnaya square, 1A. Later, the third and fourth entrances of a five-story residential building collapsed. According to preliminary data from the governor, one woman died, several people are missing.