Another Russian national who worked on the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project has died in the Green City residential area in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna, police said on Monday.
The deceased, Ivanov Anton, 33, worked as an employee of Rosem Company, a Russian contractor for the project.
With this, eight foreign employees of the nuclear power plant have died this year.
He lived in room number 126 on the 12th floor of building No. 2 in the residential area of Green City, a housing project for foreigners in Natun Hat in Sahapur of the upazila, said Arbinda Sarkar, officer in charge (OC) of ‘Ishwardi police station.
Ivanov fell unconscious in front of the elevator on the way back to his room after buying food from a restaurant near Green City on Sunday evening, he said.
Later, doctors from the RNPP project pronounced him dead. The body was handed over to the police.
“Ivanov may have died of cardiac arrest,” the OC added.
8 foreign employees of the RNP Pnuke factory die this year
With the latest, six Russian employees, a Belarusian and a Kazak died this year on the RNPP site.
On April 15, 52-year-old Belarusian Ivanu Maxim, an employee of the Ruinwald subcontractor for the project under construction, was found dead in the residential area of Green City.
The police suspect that Maxim died of cardiac arrest.
26 In March, Kazakh national Vladimir Soviet, an employee of the Nikim contractor company at the Rooppur nuclear power plant, was killed in a house in the Green City of the Ishwardi Rooppur residential project.
Three Belarusian nationals – Urbanavichus Vitali, 44, Fedarovich Henadz, 42, and Matsveyeu Uladzimir, 43 – were arrested in the area for their involvement in the murder. They work in the Russian company Rossem.
A court in Pabna sent three Belarusian citizens to jail on March 28, a day after Iurii Fedorov, director of the contracting company, filed a complaint accusing them of committing the murder, said Raihan Pervez, deputy inspector from the Ishwardi police station.
From January 28 to February 6, no less than five Russian employees of the nuclear power plant died, prompting the police to open an investigation.