Kamchatka region declares September 11 a mourning day for people killed in car crash

September 11th has been declared a mourning day for people killed in a big car crash in the Kamchatka Region (Kamchatka peninsula, Russia's Far East).

While expressing sorrow for the killed and condoling with their relatives, first deputy governor of the Kamchatka Region Natalya Ryazantseva issued a resolution to declare September 11th, 2002 a mourning day in the Kamchatka Region.

This day the national flags will be lowered across Kamchatka. Television and radio companies and cultural institutions are recommended to cancel entertainment programmes and festivities.

The department of finance and budget policy of the region administration was instructed to take necessary measures to provide aid to the families of the people killed in the accident.

The motorcade of Vladimir Rushailo, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, met an accident overnight.

The accident resulted in the death of Vladimir Kulbatsky, a member of the Federal Security Service, and Yuri Sharov and Vladimir Shatalin, members of the Directorate of the Federal Security Service for the Kamchatka Region.

The car accident also led to the death of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky's residents (the region's center) Igor Antonenko and Pyotr Pak.

Nine people, among them are Vladimir Rushailo, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Mikhail Mashkovtsev, the governor of Kamchatka, and Nikolai Tokmantsev, the head of the Council of People's Deputies of the Kamchatka Region, were wounded.

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