A teenager injured in an avalanche near Norilsk was transferred from intensive care. This was reported to TASS on Tuesday, January 12, by the regional Ministry of Health.
The teenager’s condition is improving, now he is transferred to the ward of the somatic department. His relative will be next to him.
“Doctors believe that staying in a family environment, even in a hospital, will have a beneficial effect on his condition,” the department noted.
On January 10, the young man was disconnected from the artificial lung ventilation (ALV) apparatus, and the day before he regained consciousness.
The avalanche descended on the night of January 9 (in the evening of January 8 Moscow time) in the area of the mountain skiing base “Otdelnaya Mountain”. According to investigators, four houses were found under the snow mass.
In the course of search and rescue operations, the bodies of a 45-year-old man, his 38-year-old wife and a one and a half year old child were recovered from under the snow.
As it was specified, two people managed to escape: a teenager who was taken to intensive care unit in serious condition, and another person who got out on his own and called rescuers.
According to the UK, the buildings that were hit by the avalanche do not belong to the Otdelnaya Mountain ski resort located nearby. They were built by citizens without permission.
On the fact of the incident, a criminal case was initiated under the article “Provision of services that do not meet safety requirements, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence.” His investigation was taken over by the chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, and the regional prosecutor’s office.
The Commission for the Prevention of Emergency Situations has banned visits to Mount Otdelnaya, where the avalanche fell On January 10, the Norilsk authorities declared a day of mourning for the dead.