Search and rescue operations in the building on Bohdan Khmelnytsky street in Kiev, which fell on 25 February, completed. According to the press service of the State service for emergency situations, the work was completed today, February 27, at 15.30.
For three days to conduct a rescue operation were involved more than 600 people and 100 vehicles.
According to the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, the rescuers took apart the rubble and finished search and rescue operations in emergency accommodation, reports the press service of Kyiv mayor.
«Rescuers of the capital city two days in a row of continuously clearing debris and looking for people that were under them. They were able to save 6 people. Unfortunately, two people died under the rubble. If not for the professionalism and efficiency of rescuers, victims could be more. I am very grateful to the rescuers for their hard and heavy work under extremely difficult and dangerous conditions», — said Klitschko.
Kyiv mayor stressed that the work in the house was carried out without permits and in violation of safety, which led to tragic events. The mayor also expressed hope that in the near future the experts will make conclusions about the causes of the collapse.
Klitschko also noted that he had instructed his deputies to Peter Pantaleo and Alexander Spasibki, as well as the chairmen of district state administrations of Kiev to inspect all buildings of the capital, are in poor condition, with the purpose of detecting the unauthorized carrying out of construction work and prevent their further implementation, as well as the implementation of measures to prevent people staying there.
The mayor also instructed to be sure to attract to the verification specialists of the Department of State architectural and construction inspection in Kiev, which is responsible for granting declarations at the beginning of the construction works.
We will remind, on February 25 in the center of Kiev in alarm evacuated the building on the street of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, 12, collapsed floors between the basement and the first floor. As a result of the collapsed beams were piled in the basement builders.
On February 26 under the rubble of demolished five-story building was found the body of the deceased Builder, 6 people were rescued.
Earlier today the State service of Ukraine for emergency situations reported that the bodies of two dead people pulled from the rubble.
SSES has completed the search and rescue work in a damaged house in the center of Kiev 28.02.2016