Summary of 07 October 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 07.10.2017

Traffic accident in Moscow Region

A coach travelling from Moscow to Ozyory went into a ditch and then overturned at 3:25 PM, 6 October 2017, in Kolomna Urban District at Malinskoye highway, 2 km northeast of the settlement of Lukeryino.

The injured were taken to hospital in the city of Moscow and Moscow Region, according to the All-Russian Disaster Medicine Center Zashchita.

More than 70 people and 23 units of equipment, including 37 people and 11 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the accident.

Emergency situations under control

Traffic accident in Vladimir Region

A passenger train en route from Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod and a passenger bus collided at 3:39 AM, 6 October 2017, at a regulated railway crossing at Pokrov station.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Vladimir Region.

An Emergency Ministry’s Kamov Ka-32 helicopter with a specialized team of emergency medical technicians of the Healthcare Ministry and a medical module aboard has arrived at the Vladimir airport from the Myachkovo airport.

Cooperation was organized with emergency ministries and embassies of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

An Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Uzbekistan’s Defense Ministry with a task force (23 people) headed by First Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations and Deputy Minister of Healthcare aboard landed at the Ramenskoye airport at 7:40 PM, 6 October 2017.

The Il-76 of the Uzbekistan’s Defense Ministry plans to transport the bodies and not injured citizens of Uzbekistan, once the investigation is finished.

A hot line is operating at the Emergency Ministry’s Vladimir Region Directorate (has received over 60 calls over the past 24 hours), Emergency Ministry’s psychologists are working.

More than 100 people and 29 units of equipment, including 42 people and 11 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the accident.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 296 fires, including 209 fires in residential blocks. 64 people have been affected, 48 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

59 aircraft, including 54 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (850 flights, 3,783 discharges, 32 million 315 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 3,697 settlements.

An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Maritime Territory. It made 7 discharges and dropped 84 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Khrustalny, Kavalerovo District).

More than 870 people and 250 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires.

Accidents on waterways

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

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 42 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 369 times to respond totraffic accidents.

456 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 366 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).

Situation at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions

There have been no accidents at the facilities controlled by Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions. Paramedics of Paramilitary Mine Rescue Divisions have been dispatched to the facilities once.

Emergency psychological aid

Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 7 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 48 occasions.

Additional information

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there were a power outage in the settlement of Iy, Todzhinsky District, Tuva, a disruption in gas supply in the town of Barnaul, Altai Territory and a disruption in cold water supply in the town of Kholmsk, Sakhalin Region.

The disruption in gas supply in the town of Barnaul was promptly addressed to, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed, while repairs are ongoing in Tuva and Sakhalin Region.

Restoration of heat supply in the town of Troitsk, Chelyabinsk Region is under control. The repairs are ongoing.  

Humanitarian assistance to Cuba hit by hurricane Irma

Following the order of the Russian Government of 21 September 2017, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations in conjunction with the Russian Federal State Reserves Agency has arranged a delivery of up to 1,200 tons of relief supplies (construction materials, power lines, power cables, power generators, food) by sea to Cuba.

Emergency situations abroad

Tropical Storm in Central America

Tropical Storm Nate has been affecting Costa Rica, Honduras, Salvador and Nicaragua since 4 October 2017. There are victims. The state of Emergency was declared. 5 thousand people were evacuated, while more than 500 thousand people are without water and power.

According to the USA National Center, the storm is moving to the northwest across the Gulf of Mexico in the direction of the southern shore of the USA. Wind speed in the center of the storm reaches over 100 km/h.  

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Crisis Situation Center, Rosturizm (Federal Tourism Agency) and Association of Russian Travel Agencies, there are no injured Russian citizens. Neither Russian Government, nor Emergency Ministry has received any requests of help.

Hurricane in Europe

Xavier hurricane hit Germany, Poland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark between 4 and 6 October 2017. Its speed reached 150 km/h. There are victims, power supply, car and train services were disrupted. According to Phoebes Weather Center, weakened Xavier can bring wind up to 15-20 m/s in Oryol, Belgorod, Voronezh, Bryansk and Kaluga Regions in the next 24 hours. Kursk Region is going to be at the epicenter with wind speed up to 20-25 m/s. Later, the epicenter is going to shift to Tatarstan, Saratov and Samara Regions with wind gusting up to 15-20 m/s.