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    MOSCOW AQUA PARK DISASTER: INVESTIGATORS GET HOLD OF TRAGEDY FOOTAGE?

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    MOSCOW, MARCH 31, (RIA NOVOSTI). - Moscow aqua park disaster investigators have a video record of the fatal instant, Vladimir Yudin, city deputy top prosecutor, said to Novosti.

    He did not specify just where the park had cameras installed.

    The Transvaal Park roof collapsed late in the weekend afternoon, February 14, to kill 28 and injure more than a hundred.

    The footage Mr. Yudin was referring to vanished before the investigation commission saw it, Nodar Kancheli, Transvaal chief designer, announced today.

    He says he saw the footage quite soon after the tragedy. "A kind of a cloud came, all of a sudden, from under one of the park columns-after which the column bent to slip from under the support contour. The roof collapsed immediately to crash the other columns." The expert is sure it was a terror act-an assumption Mr. Yudin denied on an earlier occasion. At least, no evidence to bear it out has reached investigators, he said.

    Another piece of contrasting information came from Sergei Shoigu, federal Minister for Emergency and Calamity Relief, as early as February 17. No video recordings were made inside the pool room the fatal day, though camera monitoring was on outside the place and in certain other rooms, he said to a news conference.

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