Summary of 26 March


6:00 AM, Moscow time, 26.03.2018


Emergency situations over the past 24 hours

Fire in mall in Kemerovo

A fire on a square of 1,600 square meters has broken out on the 4th floor of a 5-floor mall, located at 35 Lenina Street, the town of Kemerovo. Roofing, ceiling between fourth and third floors on a total square of 1,500 meters collapsed due to fire.

Fire and rescue divisions and paramilitary mine rescue divisions of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Police and Traffic Police, medical workers and administration of the mall arrived to scene immediately. Upon arrival of emergency services to the scene at 12:05PM, fire already engulfed 3 cinema halls and a petting zoo, dense smoke filled the third floor.

A fire on 1,600 square meters of area has been taken under control on 07:12 PM. Open flames have been put out on 11:07 PM, 25 March 2017.

The site of the accident has been cordoned off. More than 100 people were evacuated from the building, 20 people were rescued by fire engine ladders, skylifts, specialized firefighting equipment. There are injured. The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft is on standby for medevac.

Meetings of the Governmental Disaster Management Commissions were headed by the Russian Emergencies Minister to declare the state of emergency on the federal level and federal level of response. Disaster Management Center and task groups of the Kemerovo Region Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services, firefighting center has been deployed. Decisions were taken and tasks were set to the SSDMS forces to carry out search and rescue operations, provision of comprehensive aid to the affected people, as well as their relatives.

2 Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 planes delivered a task group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, rescuers from the Tsentrospas Team and the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Center with specialized equipment, certified under INSARAG standards. Airmobile teams of the Novosibirsk and Tomsk Regions Directorates have arrived on site on vehicles. UAVs are used to recon the area and structural soundness of the building.

Psychological and medical aid are being provided in temporary shelters for the relatives of the injured and hospitals of Kemerovo. A telephone Hotline has been deployed, where psychologists provide aid to people. The Hotline received 270 calls over the past 24 hours.

Labs monitor the level of contaminants in the air in the mall’s vicinity. No excess of pollutants was found in the residential areas.

The population is being updated via media, social networks and SMS-messages, sent by cell operators.

Fire is being watered, rubble of collapsed structures is being cleared out. All operations are carried out in extreme heat and almost no visibility and will be continued round the clock.

673 people and more than 130 units of equipment, including 558 people and 92 units of equipment with 2 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, are involved into search and rescue operations and firefighting operation.

.Emergency situations under control

Spring flood in Russian Federation

Spring flood progresses in accordance with the forecast. Water level has risen in rivers of Far Eastern (Amur Region), Siberian (Tyva and Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories) and Southern (Rostov Regions) parts of the Russian Federation due to snowmelt runoffs.

Houses and yards remain flooded in Tyva and Khakassia, Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories due to fast rise of temperature and abundant snow melting, several low-level bridges remain flooded in Rostov Region. 666 people were evacuated, 80 people have been accommodated in temporary shelters, the rest are staying at their relatives’ and friends’. There are bypasses, fire protection of settlements was organized, functioning of the society was not disrupted. There are no flooded businesses.

Disaster Management Centers and task groups of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are workin in cooperation with local governments.

Airmobile team of the Altai Territory Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, personnel and forces of local fire and rescue garrisons, brigades of road and communal services are involved into relief operations.

Airmobile teams of the Siberian Rescue  Center, Regional Rescue Unit and Altai Republic, 222 people and 29 units of equipment, as well as 1 aircraft in total, have been dispatched to the emergency area at 06:00 AM, 26 March 2018.

Forces and equipment are on standby for response in accordance with the Plan for minimizing of impact of spring flood in 2018 in the Russian Federation.

The situation is being constantly monitored via satellites, the situation is being modeled considering nearby settlements and the lay of land. UAVs are being used for monitoring as well.

The population is being updated on the situation, preventive measures are being carried out to minimize the impact of the flood, considering the weather conditions.

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 5 calls.

Latest data

Response to man-caused fires

Fire and rescue divisions have put out 292 fires, 214 of them in residential areas. 41 people have been affected, 17 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.

Accidents on bodies of water

Rescue divisions responded to 2 accidents.

Traffic accident response

Fire and rescue teams were deployed 173 times to respond totraffic accidents.

214 people were injured in road traffic accidents, 143 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 63 occasions.