Summary of 08 October 2017


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 08.10.2017

Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Traffic accident in Transbaikalian Territory

A traffic accident involving a truck and a bus happened at 2:35 PM, 7 October 2017, in Karymskoye District, at R297 Amur federal highway, 145 km east of the town of Chita. The bus had 24 people aboard with 12 children among them, including a children’s athletics team. There are victims.

Task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Transbaikalian Territory Directorate, EMTs, traffic police crews and other emergency services were working at the accident scene. Operations center of the Transbaikalian Territory Directorate was operating.

78 people and 23 units of equipment, including 19 people and 6 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.

Cooperation was organized with emergency ministries and embassies of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and crisis situations center of the Russian Foreign Ministry in conjunction with Emergency Ministry’s International Cooperation Department. Task forces of the Emergency Ministry, National Crisis Management Center, Emergency Ministry’s Vladimir and Moscow Regions Directorates and operations center of the Vladimir Region Directorate are operating.  

Over the past 24 hours:

A motor convoy transported 36 citizens of Uzbekistan not injured in the accident and 15 bodies from the town of Pokrov to the Ramenskoye airport to be then transported by an Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Uzbekistan’s Defense Ministry to the town of Termez. The plane took off at 12:21 AM, 8 Ocrober 2017 and landed at the airport in Termez at 4:42 AM, 8 October 2017;

The telephone hotline at the Emergency Ministry’s Vladimir Region Directorate received more than 60 calls.

139 people and 32 units of equipment, including 60 people and 12 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 395 fires, including 278 fires in residential blocks. 72 people have been affected, 55 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 53 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are on standby to protect settlements, fight wildfires, run air reconnaissance and redeploy forces, (853 flights, 3,812 discharges, 32 million 565 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 3,700 settlements.

2 Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS planes were deployed to fight wildfires in Maritime Territory. They made 2 flights, 15 discharges and dropped 180 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Khrustalny, Kavalerovo District and the settlement of Plastun, Ternei District).

An Emergency Ministry’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter was deployed to fight wildfires in Crimea. It made 1 flight, 14 discharges and dropped 70 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Rezervnoye, Bakhchisarai 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 1 accident on waterways.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 10 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 319 times to respond totraffic accidents.

476 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 331 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 8 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 27 occasions.

Additional information

Gas explosion in Chechnya

A gas explosion followed by a fire happened at 8:10 PM, 7 October 2017, in a single-floor detached house in the town of Gudermes, Leonov Street 9. There are victims.

The 50 sq. meter fire was put out at 8:33 PM.

65 people and 17 units of equipment, including 23 people and 5 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were involved in dealing with the incident.

Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing and utilities

Over the past 24 hours there was a power outage in Uglegorsk Urban District, Sakhalin Region. Repairs are ongoing, power is planned to be restored at 12:00 PM, 8 October 2017.

Restoration of heat supply in the town of Troitsk, Chelyabinsk Region was under control. The repairs were finished at 4:30 PM, 7 October 2017, heat supply was fully restored.  

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. More than 5 thousand people were evacuated, while over 500 thousand people are without water and power.

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.