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Young woman killed, 4 injured, as roof caved-in under weight of snow at venue with 200 revellers

By The Siberian Times reporter
02 February 2020

Underground garage party in half-deserted venue in Novosibirsk ends in tragedy.

There were guys inside the cloakroom when it happened. They were hit by a old rotten wooden roof mixed with huge blocks of snow

A woman medical student, 22, died from injuries when a cloakroom roof collapsed under the weight of one metre thick snow.

Four party goers were taken to hospital. 

A man suffered a broken pelvis broken, a woman broke her ankle; both underwent surgery. Two others rescued from under the rubble had minor injuries and frostbite. 

The temperature last night was -20C. 

Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk


Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk


Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk


Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk


Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk


Young woman killed, four people injured as snow broke roof over 200-big gathering in Novosibirsk
The 27 year old man who organised the party was detained, the Russian Investigative committee said. Pictures: ngs.ru, Russian Ministry of Emergency 


The overnight party was organised inside a semi-deserted building in Akademgorodok, a world-known scientific satellite of Novosibirsk. 

Videos and pictures taken minutes before the tragedy show a bleak-looking concrete room with a crowd of 200 dancing people. 

The wooden roof collapsed after 4am over an adjacent wardrobe room, where party-goes had left their coats.

‘I was in the cloakroom the moment it happened, changing to go home. The music was very loud when I heard a sudden crack, and then a girl screamed. I rushed towards the door and jumped outside’, said an eyewitness. 

‘There were guys inside the cloakroom when it happened. They were hit by a old rotten wooden roof mixed with huge blocks of snow.’

The 27 year old man who organised the party was detained, the Russian Investigative committee said. 

A criminal case was started under clause 238 of Russian Criminal Code (provision of services that fail to meet health and safety standards).

Many of the young people who were at today’s party said they knew about the basic state of the venue, but wanted to come because they were ‘looking for somewhere edgy.’

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Comments (4)

What is that green ray of light in the first picture? That's the caved in part?
Stephen, Odessa, United States
04/02/2020 22:47
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the organizers KNEW in what state the building and roof was in.and still organized a s party. they should be charged with culpable homicide. 1 m of, most probably wet, snow, no roof,even a new one, even the most stringent building norms will be able to hold that.even more, when it is an old maybe even fairly flat, roof
Morak Benedikt, Moscow
03/02/2020 09:53
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condolences to the girl's family
Andrew, Poland
03/02/2020 01:44
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Who knows what a wonderful doctor she might of become, its just sad, so sad
Alex, Sweden
02/02/2020 22:31
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