MOSCOW, May 12 (RAPSI) – Investigation was launched into the fire in a private hospice in the Moscow Region’s town of Krasnogorsk that led to the death of over 10 people, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Tuesday.

A criminal case is opened over provision of services failing to comply with safety requirements resulted of two or more deaths by negligence. Punishment for this crime is up to 10 years in prison.

According to investigators, on May 11, the fire occurred in the hospice for old persons. During the blaze 9 people in the age from 66 to 90 died; 9 more were hospitalized. Later, two persons died in a hospital.

The hospice organizer was arrested.