Prisoners serving their sentences in the open-type prison dormitory "Zhitarevo" took part in the removal of storm damage in Burgas, the Ministry of Justice announced.

The regional governor of Burgas, Prof. Maria Neikova, and the mayor of the city, Dimitar Nikolov, requested assistance from the head of the prison in Burgas, Jancho Zhelev, this morning.

The group was formed promptly, at the discretion of the prison administration and with the consent of nine inmates.

The material damage from the storm in Burgas is great, said the mayor Dimitar Nikolov

"If necessary, there is a readiness to include in the clearance activities also those deprived of liberty from the Prison Hostel "Stroitel", stated the Main Directorate "Execution of Punishments".