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Woman, 35, crushed to death by six karaoke screens as she celebrates her birthday at Russia’s nightclub



A WOMAN was crushed to death by six giant karaoke screens as she celebrated her 35th birthday in a nightclub.

Scary CCTV footage shows Tatiana Pokhorenko on the dance floor seconds before the 440 lb scaffolding fell on her from above.

Tatiana Pokhorenko, circled, dancing under the karaoke screens moments before falling on her

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Tatiana Pokhorenko, circled, dancing under the karaoke screens moments before falling on herCredit: Sledak
Nightclub staff rushed to pull the 440 lb scaffolding from the victim, but she could not be rescued

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Nightclub staff rushed to pull the 440 lb scaffolding from the victim, but she could not be rescuedCredit: Sledak

Tatiana died on the spot in the Gallery Club in the Siberian city of Surgut, eastern Russia.

She had gone there to celebrate her birthday with friends.

Recordings played for a court show Tatiana illuminated by blue light as she dances under the six karaoke screens.

The screens – installed on a metal structure suspended from the ceiling – rise upwards before they are suddenly thrown 25 meters onto the floor.

Concern video then shows staff and other clubs pulling the scaffolding off and revealing Tatiana lying motionless downstairs.

Paramedics arrived shortly after, but the victim could not be rescued.

David Skvortsov, who was DJing at the time, told local media: “I raised the screens so that the customers on the first floor could also enjoy karaoke.

“At one point, the karaoke screens fell down and killed the woman.”

Tatiana was killed in the accident as she was celebrating her 35th birthday

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Tatiana was killed in the accident as she was celebrating her 35th birthdayCredit: UK
Nightclub owner Semen Kopaigora pleaded guilty to causing death by negligence

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Nightclub owner Semen Kopaigora pleaded guilty to causing death by negligenceCredit: C1
Tatiana died at the Gallery Club in the Siberian city of Surgut

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Tatiana died at the Gallery Club in the Siberian city of SurgutCredit: C1

Nightclub owner Semen Kopaigora pleaded guilty to causing death due to negligence.

The president said the businessman could not make sure the screens were secure when he got them installed.

But he was jailed and instead received a 3-year suspended sentence earlier in the week.

Judges at the city court in Surgut said the sentence was commuted due to mitigating circumstances, including his two young children.

According to reports, Kopaigora had also reimbursed the victim’s relatives.

Security rules are notoriously lax in some parts of Russia.

Last year, an 11-year-old boy was crushed to death by a two-ton concrete slab that overturned on him at a playground in Astrakhan.

Boy, 11, crushed to death by 2-ton concrete slab on playground




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