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In St. Petersburg, a fire at a garbage yard led to the death of a woman

A fire that broke out in a yard at a trash site in St. Petersburg claimed the life of a woman. The fire was extinguished, but the resident could not be saved.

In St. Petersburg, a fire at a garbage yard led to the death of a woman
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A garbage fire occurred in the yard of house #10 on 1st Murinsky Prospekt in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg. According to eyewitnesses, EMERCOM officers extinguished the fire in 15 minutes. However, a woman died in the fire. Law enforcement authorities are investigating into the circumstances of the incident.

Problems with the removal of waste in St. Petersburg has started with the start of waste reform. It came into force on January 1, 2022. It is noted that the waste from the yards is not removed for weeks.

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The problem has also attracted the attention of celebrities. Musician Sergey Shnurov posted a video clip on the Web, in which he pointed out the garbage collapse in the city. Local residents attribute this state of affairs to the ineffective work of Governor Alexander Beglov, who can not organize the work of public utilities.

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