Summary of 22 March 2018


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 22.03.2018


Partial collapse of administration building in Moscow

80 sq. meters of a brick administration building (non-operated, disconnected from all communications) collapsed at 8:08 PM on 21 March 2018 at Trubnaya Street 31 in Meshchansky District of Central Administration District of Moscow. Nobody was hurt, but 4 vehicles parked nearby were damaged.

Emergency Ministry’s fire and rescue crews (including SAR dog teams), police, ambulances and housing and utilities workers were working at the scene. A UAV was used to check the building.

SAR operations were finished at 1-:20 PN on 21 March. Nobody was hurt.

The Moscow Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission has held a meeting to set up tasks on restoration, examination of the building and surrounding area by a specialized organization, removal of the debris, informing residents of the nearby houses.

The city housing services are now working to remove the debris.

81 people and 26 units of equipment, including 49 people and 14 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the incident.

Derailment of wheel pair in Tver Region

Wheel pair of the locomotive of passenger train No 119 Saint Petersburg – Belgorod derailed, but not capsized at 5:13 AM on 22 March at kilometer marker 379 of Oktyabrskaya railway between Yelizarovka and Osechenka stations in Vyshny Volochek District.

Nobody was hurt, both the contact network and dimension stayed intact. No trains were delayed. A repair train from Bologoye station is working at the scene and another one has been dispatched from Khovrino station.

46 people and 9 units of equipment, including 9 people and 3 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the incident.


Emergency situations over past 24 hours

Gas explosion in Murmansk Region

A gas explosion not followed by a fire happened at 4:45 PM on 20 March 2018 in a flat on the first floor of a block in the city of Murmansk, Sverdlov Street 6/1.

The explosion damaged 6 flats, toppled part of an outside wall, a stairwell between floors 4 and 5 and the roof.

Town’s rescue services, Emergency Ministry’s fire and rescue divisions, airmobile teams of the Emergency Ministry’s Murmansk Region Directorate, Murmansk Arctic Integrated Emergency Rescue Center – a branch of the Northwestern SAR Unit and other emergency services were working at the scene. A UAV was deployed to check the building.

Emergency operations centers and task forces of the Emergency Ministry’s Northwestern Regional Center and Murmansk Region Directorate are operating in cooperation with the local government and other emergency services. Managing bodies and forces of the Murmansk city section of the Murmansk Region subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System is operating under the state of emergency.

The SAR operation was finished at 6:50 PM on 20 March, there are no people trapped under debris.

Sections 2 and 3 of the house were connected to all critical infrastructure at 9:55 PM. The residents got back to their flats. Residents of section 1 have excess to unaffected flats accompanied by rescuers and the police.

A temporary shelter deployed at dormitory No 17 is housing 14 people. They are getting hot meals, medical and psychological aid. Social services are working. Special attention is being paid to children and elderly people. The rest of the residents refused to go to the shelter and went to stay at their friends and relatives’ homes.

The population are being informed on the measures taken and current situation. Psychologists of the Emergency Ministry’s Murmansk Region Directorate and the Northwestern branch of the Saint Petersburg Center for Emergency Psychological Aid are working. An emergency phone number was issued, aid was provided on 14 occasions over the past 24 hours.

The debris were taken away.

The Disaster Management and Fire Safety Commission of the Murmansk administration held an on-site meeting on 20 and 21 March to discuss providing the evacuees with everything necessary and paying them compensations, examining the building and progress of restoration.

Over the past 24 hours: specialists of the fire testing laboratory of the Emergency Ministry’s Saint Petersburg Directorate with Strela-P mobile diagnostic complex arrived in Murmansk to evaluate structural soundness of the building.

Operations planned for 22 March: the building is going to be checked by Strela-P mobile diagnostic complex; relatives of the victims are going to be attended by psychologists during the identification procedure; the psychologists also are going to attend to other residents of the affected section of the house; documents are going to be made so that the residents could be accommodated in public housing and get compensations.

423 people and 83 units of equipment, including 320 people and 48 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are involved in dealing with the incident.

Emergency situations under control

Plane crash in Moscow Region

An Antonov An-148 plane travelling from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport to Orsk crashed at 2:28 PM on 11 February 2018, in Ramenskoye District. The plane was carrying 71 people, including 65 passengers and 6 crew members. Interagency emergency operations centers continue working to help families of the victims, to deliver the bodies to places of burial, including those located abroad and to hold funerals. Consulting centers were set up to explain to victims’ relatives about compensations and insurance payouts (60 people have been consulted). Budgets of regions and municipalities and insurance company are paying compensations and insurances to families of the killed.

Emergency help line (8-800-775-17-17) set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Center received 2 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 259 fires, 190 of them in residential areas. 59 people have been affected, 43 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.

Response by bomb disposal divisions

Bomb disposal divisions found and defused 25 explosive devices.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 166 times to respond totraffic accidents.

225 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 139 of them were 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 6 times. Psychological has been provided on 21 occasions.