A court in the Urals has banned the operation of shopping centers due to fire violations

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Krasnoufimsky district court granted the prosecution’s motion of banning the shopping center «Moscow» because of fire violations, said on Wednesday the Prosecutor’s office of Sverdlovsk region.

Mass checks of shopping centres and other places of mass stay of people was conducted by the MOE in cooperation with the prosecution throughout Russia after the tragedy in Kemerovo, where a fire in TTS «the Winter cherry» has claimed the lives of 60 people, most of them children. The number of victims of this fire, one of the largest in Russia for 100 years.

«The court ruled that the petition of the Prosecutor’s office about the issuance of an injunction, prohibiting the operation of the shopping center «Moscow». The statement of claim about elimination of infringements of requirements of fire safety and town planning legislation will be considered on the merits in Krasnoufimsk district court», — is spoken in the message.

Prosecutors said that previously, the Supervisory authority during the inspection found in the shopping center «Moscow» gross violations of fire safety regulations and planning legislation. In particular, in the cross corridor of the basement allowed the local underestimation of evacuation routes, evacuation stairways stair steps of different heights, at the exit of evacuation stairwells permitted elevation, door emergency exit is made open against the direction of exit from the building and more, according to the Supervisory authority.

The audit district Prosecutor’s office sent the statement of claim in krasnoufimskiy district court demanding to oblige the TC to eliminate infringements of requirements of fire safety and planning legislation.

Given that consideration on the merits of the claim will take some time, the Prosecutor’s office sent the petition for the adoption of interim measures in the form of a temporary ban of operation to correct the violations, noted by the Supervisory authority.