Two relatives died of freezing one by one in a few days
Yakutia 24 TV channel: A man from the Amginsky district of the republic died from hypothermia on the way to a remote farm. Two days later, the uncle of the deceased arrived to organize the funeral. He got out of the taxi ahead of time and also froze to death before reaching his relatives’ house.
On January 18, 2020, a 55-year-old man, invited his fellow villager to go to a remote area to help him with his cattle after drinking alcohol together. However, he did not inform his friend about a distance of several kilometers they had to pass on foot.
In the evening, the men reached the intersection of the road that led to the farm on a passing car while drinking alcohol. Further, they went on foot.
The investigators found that the companian began to freeze in the conditions of low temperature, since he was easily dressed. His friend tried to bring him to the farm, but did not succeed because of fatigue and heavy alcohol intoxication. He left a friend on a deserted road, and went to the site.
“When he reached the farm, he did not tell the workers who were there about what had happened and did not take measures to rescue the fellow villager. Meanwhile, that evening was a severe frost, air temperature was, approximately, lower than 40°C below zero” says the investigation office.
It is noted that the man body was found the next day by a horse breeder. According to the medical report, he died as a result of hypothermia.
A criminal case was instituted on this fact under the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Causing death by negligence”.
Then, the uncle of the dead man arrived from Yakutsk to the Amga district to help organize the funeral.
The man arrived in the village on January 22, 2020, but got out of the taxi a little earlier, warning his sister about it, but never got in touch anymore. The man’s body was later discovered by casual passers-by near the relatives’s house. As doctors established, hypothermia was also the cause of his death.