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Prosecutor’s office: the death toll after the collapse of the balcony in Sochi increased to three

Prosecutor’s office Krasnodar Territory reported that the man injured in Sochi during the collapse of the balcony of a five-story building, died in the hospital, reports TASS.

Three people died in the collapse of a balcony in Sochi

A photo: Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Krasnodar TerritoryMain Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory

“He passed away,” a spokesman said.

As previously reported, the owner of an apartment in Sochi with a collapsed balcony, when there were people on it, told RIA Novosti that there were no hints of a collapse.

She added that a month and a half ago she herself was in housing and did not notice any obvious design flaws.

In the Central District of Sochi, on Donskaya Street, a balcony collapsed on the fourth floor of a five-story apartment building. At the time of the collapse of the balcony there were three people. A 60-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman died from their injuries, the third victim is in serious condition under medical supervision.

A criminal case has been initiated under Part 3 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (infliction of death by negligence on two or more persons).

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