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Tragedy As Minister Dies During Visit To Construction Site

Tragedy As Minister Dies During Visit To Construction Site

Information reaching naija news house has it that Yevgeny Zinichev, the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, has “tragically died in the line of duty during inter-agency exercises to protect the Arctic zone from emergency situations, while saving a person’s life,” the ministry said on Wednesday in a statement circulated by Russian news agencies.

The ministry didn’t offer any details about where exactly or how he died. According to its website, in recent days Zinichev, 55, was on a trip to the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk.

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On Tuesday, he opened large-scale drills spanning seven regions in the Russian Arctic that were scheduled to last through Wednesday.

In a statement cited by Associated Press, the ministry said Zinichev died while trying to save prominent film director Alexander Melnik.

Tragedy As Minister Dies
Tragedy As Minister Dies

In 2016, Zinichev had a two-month stint as an acting governor of Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad region. For a long time before that, he was part of President Vladimir Putin’s personal security detail.

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