MOSCOW, May 13 (RAPSI) - An owner of a private hospice in the Moscow Region’s town of Krasnogorsk where fire had killed 11elderly patients was placed in detention upon  a court order, the press service of the Investigative Committee’s Moscow Region Main Investigations Office reported Wedenesday.

Earlier, a criminal case was 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 aged from 66 to 90 died; 9 more were hospitalized. Later, two persons died in a hospital.

The hospice owner pleaded guilty and repented.