Russian emergencies minister, Zinichev, dies during Arctic drill


Russia’s Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died in an accident during a big Arctic civil defence exercise.

According to the country’s defense ministry, 55-year old Zinichev died in the Norilsk area while trying to save someone’s life.

head of Russian broadcaster RT, Margarita Simonyan while confirming the incident explained that a cameraman had fallen off a cliff during an interview.

“He and the cameraman were on the edge of a cliff. The cameraman slipped and fell into the water,” she said.

“Zinichev rushed after the fallen man and died after hitting a protruding rock.” The cameraman, later identified as 63-year old film director, Alexander Melnik, also died.

Russian media said the accident happened at the Kitabo Oron waterfall in the Putorana nature reserve in northern Siberia.

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