Russian Emergency Minister tragically dies

Russian Emergency Minister tragically dies

8 September, 16:10 Share on social media:

Russian Minister of Emergency Situations Yevgeny Zinichev has died, according to the information disseminated by Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the president has been informed about the tragic incident.

"The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations regretfully informs that Yevgeny Zinichev died tragically in the line of duty when he was saving a person's life at interdepartmental drills on protecting the Arctic zone from emergencies", the ministry said in a statement.