Eight people burned to death in fire at Kharkiv plant

Date: January 8, 2014

Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine

Eight people died in a fire in a building on the premises of one of the plants in Kharkiv on Wednesday January 8, 2014, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Situations Service, reports Interfax.
The fire was presumably caused by safety violations, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Vilkul said, while noting that the exact cause is still under investigation.
According to the journalists investigations most of the buildings on the territory of the factory owned by the mayor of Kharkiv – Hennadiy Kernes. But he instead of comments advised the journalist – “Go home and make pancakes”
Mykhaylo Bolotskyh, head of state emergency, has claimed that he didn’t see any people who were falling or jumping off in the video.
This nightmarish video illustrates how corruption in Ukraine takes lives. People escape out of the window of a burning building to flee the fire, and do not get help from firefighters. Fire fighters have no ladders of required length or safety nets in order to save people from falling to the ground. They fruitlessly attempt to extinguish the flames with water.
As one blogger stated “Money which could be spent on new fire trucks and tents go on helicopters for Yanukovych, kickbacks for tenders, the commemoration of the Stakhanov movement or spent on benches for the Kharkiv metro for the same price as the a cheap “Lanos” auto
The price of one fire engine with a 30-meter ladder – 270 thousand dollars. The total cost of the fleet of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes – about $ 2.5 million. ” per frankensstein on his blog.
And he continues to blog “Dead people could have been saved by ordinary piece of canvas that would not cost the city treasury nothing. Or special trampoline for such cases. These pillows can save people falling from a height of 10 floors. But there is no such simple devices in Kharkiv.”


With credit to Громадське Телебачення

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