Russia’s Minister of Emergency Situations died, Wednesday, while trying to rescue a person during exercises in the Arctic near the city of Norilsk. Evgeny Zinchev was 55 years old and had been a minister since 2018.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin had already been informed of the situation.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has reported with regret that Evgeny Zinchev tragically died on the front line while participating in exercises to protect the Arctic region from emergency situations “It can be read in a press release quoted by the agency. Ria.
According to the site SputnikA preliminary report indicates that a photographer slipped off a cliff and fell into the water, and the minister quickly moved to his aid. Reportedly, Evgeny Zinechev dived into the water to save the man, but ended up hitting his head with a stone, leaving him with several injuries, which proved fatal. Information provided by Margarita Simonyan, journalist for the channel RT That was right away.
Both men were taken to the hospital, but ended up dying in the helicopter flight.
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