A heating pipe burst Monday at a tiny Russian resort, flooding chambers with boiling water which killed five people and left six others hurt from the central town of Perm, emergency officials said.
Each one the victims — that comprised a kid — were staying in the hotel, police said. Three of those wounded were hospitalized with burns.
Russian authorities have opened a probe into the catastrophe.
The pipes explosion abandoned 20 buildings, such as a hospital, a school and a kindergarten, with no heating or hot water during winter, local police said.
Russian lawmaker Oleg Melnichenko stated, given the deaths, the Russian parliament could think about a ban on getting hotels or hostels from the form of residential buildings.
“Hostels should not be available in basements, in which all pipelines are,” Melnichenko said.
This past year the Russian parliament banned launching hostels or resort rooms in flats in residential buildings.