are Down icicles falling in St. Petersburg in the Winter is an everyday danger. Now a Student is killed when the roof of the University of chemical pharmaceuticals masses of ice broke and on the street collapsed, as the local newspaper “Fontanka” reported. Thus, the tragedy against 15 a.m., occurred on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased 23-year-old Student from Uzbekistan was just left with a friend at the building over, as the icicles crashed down. He was deceased at the disaster site. His companion suffered serious injuries and was now in the hospital.

The state University of Saint Petersburg, the building belongs to, denies any responsibility for the disaster. “The removal of the roof cornice up to the point where the ice cream ended up on the street, is about ten meters. There is a front garden and a fence. It seems as if the block of ice from a window or a Bay window is to bounce”, do you defend yourself in the city’s district administration.

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Russian Roulette in Saint Petersburg

again and again to be hurt icicles in the northernmost metropolis of the world people by falling. In the past week alone at least six people with head injuries have been admitted to hospital. “This is nothing more than Russian Roulette on the roads”, – quotes the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” enraged citizens.

“Every day, people on the streets of our city suffering serious injuries,” said Alexander Schischlow, Commissioner for human rights of the city of St. Petersburg, according to the news Agency Regnum. “On the 1. February a snow rushed to heap on the head of an employee of my office. How many people must die before we can go in the Winter without fear of the door?” The currently intolerable Situation also not the weather is to blame, but the irresponsibility of the authorities, which did not meet their obligations. “Everyone who was injured has the right to demand compensation and to bring those responsible before the courts. My staff and I are willing to help people,” stressed Schischlow.

sources: “Fontanka”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, Regnum

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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