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Police plan to leave ruins of Maxima in Zolitude within two weeks

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Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis has said that State Police plan to leave the ruins of Maxima in Zolitude within the next two weeks after the second experiment.

In his interview to Krustpunkts programme, the minister explained that no other experiments are planned to be carried out at the site of the Zolitude tragedy. After all work has been completed, the police hope to leave the site in the first or second week of June.

Experts will continue their work on site, where the second experiment (a controlled fire) was carried out this Tuesday, May 27th. They will collect samples of metal and concrete in order to perform an in-depth analysis on possible changes in their structure after the fire.

Andrei Grishin, head of the Criminal Police Office, said that there was a fire at the construction site in 2011. The fire had spread to the section of the roof that collapsed last year. ‘A controlled fire was started in two locations. We will study the effect the fire had on constructions. The fire had a definite impact on metals and concrete,’ – he said.

The police plan to clear out the ruins in the next two weeks. There are still some pieces of evidence there than can prove useful to the investigation. Authorities will decide on handing over the object to the owner later this June.

Commenting on the scepticism some people have in regard to the importance of such an experiment, Grishin said people have the right to their own opinion. However, the police have planned numerous activities in order to collect as much evidence as possible and to make sure this evidence cannot be denied in court.

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  1. Piotr says:

    I have tears in my eyes every time I drive past in my car. My heart still bleeds for the people lost on that day and for all the families who have lost someone dear. Their world will never be the same.

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