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Will Tkachev lose his post after flooding?2012-07-09 12:38
As a result of floods in the Krasnodar Territory more than 170 people have died. In the affected areas of the Kuban about 650 homes were destroyed. Investigative Committee of Russia and officials are looking for the perpetrators of the tragedy. A criminal case on the tragedy was instituted. Fraction "Fair Russia" is going to raise the question of the resignation of governor of the region Alexander Tkachev.
Flooding caused by heavy precipitation, has covered the city of Gelendzhik, Krymsk, Novorossiysk, the villages of Divnomorskoe, Kabardinka and Nizhnebakansky. The number of victims of disaster has exceeded 170 people. "As of 8 pm Moscow time (July 8), 171 people died, including 159 in the Krymsky region, 2 in Novorossiysk and 10 in Gelendzhik", the representative of the operational headquarters under the Russian Interior Ministry said.
Press Service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reported more than 12,000 people affected by floods in seven towns of the Krasnodar Territory, of which 320 have requested the assistance of physicians. "As a result of emergency 12,071 people were affected", said in a statement.
According to preliminary estimates of MES, 643 homes were destroyed, including partially - 547, fully - 96. According to local authorities, about 3,3 thousand people have completely lost the property and 18,7 thousand - partially.
The officials called the heavy rains the cause of the flood. At the same time, the authorities received the official data about the flood three hours before the peak of the flood.
"As for the warning. Official data about the possibility of strong and simultaneous precipitation, followed by the burst of the river beyond its banks, were received at 8 pm. Peak of flood took place in the morning and lasted until 3 pm", Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev said during the meeting with Krymsk residents.
"Do you think we could warn everyone? And you would have stand up and left home?", Tkachev asked the crowd. The townspeople told him unanimous "yes". They also gave a negative answer to the question of whether they had heard the siren, RIA Novosti reported.
The faction "Fair Russia" intends to put in the State Duma the issue of resignation of the governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachev. "We have such an idea; tomorrow it will be discussed at a meeting of the faction. This initiative came from the leader of the "Fair Russia" Sergei Mironov", the deputy of the faction Ilya Ponovarev saiв.
In turn, Tkachev stated the issue of liability and the possible resignation of local officials in connection with the severe flooding in the Krasnodar Territory will be addressed by the investigation and trial. "I do not decide this. Investigation will make its verdict. And if necessary, the court will decide", Tkachev said in an interview with the newspaper Izvestia, answering the question of whether the officials shall bear the responsibility.