Summary of 08 September 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 08.09.2017

Gas explosion in Novosibirsk Region

A gas explosion not followed by a fire happened at 9:16 AM on 7 September 2017 in a flat on the first floor of 2-floor block of flats No 15 in Sechenov Street in Central district of the city of Novosibirsk.

There are victims. The explosion destroyed partitions between rooms and knocked out windows in the flat and knocked out doors in other five flats. There are cracks in bearing constructions of the house.

14 people were evacuated. There is a temporary shelter (30-capacity) in a school, which is now housing 1 person, other tenants refused to go to the shelter and went to their relatives or friends’.

Task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Novosibirsk Region Directorate and local fire and rescue brigade are working in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services.

A meeting of the Novosibirsk Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission has been held to decide on allocation of flats and technical examination of the house to see if it is fit for living.

48 people and 14 units of equipment, including 30 people and 9 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the incident.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 245 fires, including 178 fires in residential blocks. 51 people have been affected, 44 of them have been saved.

Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.

Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires

89 aircraft, including 58 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (829 flights, 3,689 discharges, 31 million 600 thousand liters of water dropped on wildfires; 1,736 flights to monitor the situation and redeploy personnel and 6,479 people were transported). Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 3,674 settlements populated by 8 million 425 thousand people (1 settlement over the past 24 hours).

The situation is under constant satellite and air monitoring, development of the most dangerous fires is being modelled, UAVs are being actively used. Residential blocks and woods are being patrolled, the people are being kept updated on the situation and steps taken.

More than 760 people and 442 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires in the worst-hit regions (Magadan Region and Buryatia). 

Accidents on waterways

Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 3 accidents on waterways.

3 people were affected, one of them was rescued.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 63 explosive devices, including 6 aerial bombs.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 280 times to respond totraffic accidents.

368 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 214 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 11 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 73 occasions.

Additional information

Delay of trains in Moscow Region

Train services were suspended at 9:02 on 7 September between stations Odintsovo and Golitsyno (Belorussian direction of the Moscow railway) after a tangent tower collapsed on tracks near Perkhushkovo station in Odintsovo District. Passenger and commuter trains were delayed.

The population are being informed via loud speakers on stations, OKSION terminals, road traffic center’s terminals, text messages in Odintsovo District and around Belorussky railway station in the city of Moscow. Compensating bus services were launched between Odintsovo and Golitsyno stations.

Train services were resumed at 10:22 PM on 7 September on one of the tracks from Moscow and at 11:06 PM in both directions.

50 people and 10 units of equipment, including 21 people and 4 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the incident.

Fire in Rostov Region

A fire was started by arson at 12:52 Pm on 21 August 2017 in the city of Rostov-on-Don. It quickly spread to 118 houses because of compact planning and gusts of wind up to 15 m/s. There are victims.

The fire was contained at 6:53 PM on 21 August 2017 within an area of 10,000 sq. meters and was put out at 1:21 PM on 22 August 2017. The fire was stopped from spreading to more than 500 houses occupied by more than 6,000 people.

State of emergency was declared in Rostov Region with the federal level of response and tasks were set to provide all-round assistance to the affected people.

Over the past 24 hours, financial assistance was being provided to the affected people.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there was a disruption in cold water supply in the town of Aksai, Rostov Region.

The disruption was addressed to promptly, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.

Release of ash by volcanoes in Kamchatka Territory

Shiveluch and Klyuchevskoi volcanoes in Ust-Kamchatsk District, Kamchatka Territory released ash on 8 September 2017 to a height of up to 8,000 and 6,000 meters.

The clouds of ash spread to the northeast to Ozyorny Bay 34 and 30 km away from the volcanoes. There are no settlements on the way of ash clouds. No tourist groups are registered around the volcanoes, air services were not disturbed.