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KAZAN, March 25. /TASS/. The captain of the guard of the special firefighting and rescue part of Edward Illarionov, who was killed in an explosion while fighting a fire at the Kazan gunpowder factory the day before, was buried March 27 at home in the Republic of Mari El. About this TASS said the head of the information and public relations of PKU “the CMC EMERCOM of Russia for the Republic of Tatarstan” Marat Rakhmatullin .

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The twenty-fourth of March the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case in connection with the fire at a gunpowder factory in Kazan, and the Kazan office of public Prosecutor on supervision of execution of laws on especially regime objects of the Republic began checking on the fact of fire. The area of the fire was 400 square meters, he has been elevated, the third number of complexity. About the causes of the accident have not yet been reported.

“The funeral will be Monday in the Mari El Republic. Employees of the Ministry of Tatarstan will organize,” said Rakhmatullin.

As reported Rakhmatullin, Ministry of Tatarstan will provide financial assistance to the family of Edward Illarionov.

“While the amount is not specific. In any case, assistance to the family will be at the moment by employees of Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic. That is, we will be willing to sacrifice their money,” said he.

Illarionov lived in Mariy-El, was a bachelor, he is survived by mother, brother and sister. Saakashvili has appealed to the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov with the request to help the family of the deceased firefighter.

Earlier MOE reported that a lifeguard had taken the right decision, which provided for effective fire fighting and allowed to prevent the death of the personnel. The captain of internal service Illarionov presented posthumously to be awarded the order of Courage. Farewell to a firefighter will be held tomorrow near the building of the Ministry of Tatarstan at 10:00.