Russian nightclub director responsible for the death of 156 people detained in Barcelona

Spanish police detained the Russian man responsible for the death of 156 people last year in a nightclub in Perm, Russia. The man set off fireworks inside the nightclub, resulting in the deadly fire.


September 2, 2010 11:12 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- The Spanish police detained Russian businessman Konstantin Mrykhin in Barcelona for allegedly being responsible for the death of 156 people in a Russian nightclub last December in the city of Perm, situated 1,150 kilometres out of Moscow. The man was being sought after by Russian authorities for having organised a party and illegally setting off fireworks inside the nightclub ‘Khromaya Losad’.

Mrykhin was hiding out in Barcelona after fleeing Russia where he was facing penalties of up to 10 years in prison for homicide due to negligence. He was detained near his Barcelona residence near Glòries square.

The businessman worked as the commercial director of the nightclub 'Khromaya Losad' (Lame Horse), where on the 5th of December he set off fireworks within the interior of the building that provoked a fire. No previous security measures were taken, resulting in the death of 156 people.

Investigators were able to arrest Mrykhin in his Barcelona residence after constant surveillance. He is currently at the disposition of the National High Court of Spain (Audiencia Nacional) to be extradited back to Russia.